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Java isn't just Python without the cool language features

Joe Gregorio has written a very interesting article that explores, with simple Python examples, some of the Python (and Ruby) language features that are missing from the Java language. As a Java fan I have to point out that, while those features are missing from the Java language, they are not missing from the Java platform. You can get all those goodies from Jython and JRuby and Groovy, which all run via Java VM.

Quite right! And this is a good argument against adding closures to Java (or a strong reason why they're not crucial). BTW, JRuby has moved to Codehaus, and we prefer most folks use www.jruby.org to reach us. Thanks!

Posted by Charles Oliver Nutter on August 31, 2006 at 06:18 PM EDT #

Hi Charles. Thanks for stopping by. I just fixed that link to point to www.jruby.org.

Posted by Dave Johnson on August 31, 2006 at 07:35 PM EDT #

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