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[REBOL] Re: oss revisited (briefly!) -- GROOVY

From: jason:cunliffe:verizon at: 17-Feb-2004 14:31

Max wrote:
> IMHO Java is dying... slowly but surely. probably because microsoft
split the java idea with their own Jscript and encouraged as many different java platforms, in order to discredit it in the long-run with fragmented developer/code bases. I disagree. Java seems to be doing much *better* these days. Lots of cool projects and people building farmeworks which interoperate. Also iirc Jscript was/is M$ version of Javascript [ECMA 262]- *not* Java. Now appearing as Jscript.NET ...But yes M$ did try to hurt Java by breaking deliberately from the spec, so Sun took M$ to court and won that round I think..
> seems nowadays, everyone is rushing to support python... oh, I guess it
has nothing to do with the fact that it is 100% open source. hmm... Well meanwhile Language Lovers, check out Groovy: Groovy is a powerful new high level dynamic language for the JVM combining lots of great features from languages like Python, Ruby and Smalltalk and making them available to the Java developers using a Java-like syntax. Groovy is designed to help you get things done on the Java platform in a quicker, more concise and fun way - bringing the power of Python and Ruby inside the Java platform. Groovy can be used as an alternative compiler to javac to generate standard Java bytecode to be used by any Java project or it can be used dynamically as an alternative language such as for writing scripts or unit test cases. - Jason