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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Innovation Happened Elsewhere

Paul Snively on language innovation...

Ironically, I think it's exactly Sun's hanging onto the Java language spec for so long that's led to the level of experimentation in other languages targeting the JVM that we're seeing. I find it fascinating that the JVM hosts a Scheme as good as SISC and a statically-typed OO/functional language as good as Scala.

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I'm usually writing from my favorite location on the planet, the pacific northwest of the u.s. I write for myself only and unless otherwise specified my posts here should not be taken as representing an official position of my employer. Contact me at my gee mail account, username patrickdlogan.