August 27, 2003
Dynamic languages and virtual machines

In Dynamic languages and virtual machines, Jon Udell discusses Perl and Python implementations on Java's JVM and .NET's CLI.

"Back when .Net was Microsoft's shiny new replacement for boring old Java, the Redmond rhetoricians used to make a couple of points with which I heartily agreed. First, your platform ought not be joined at the hip to a programming language. Different people use different languages for different reasons; it's wise to accommodate them all. Second, dynamic (aka scripting) languages were going to be a .Net priority.

But when ActiveState tried the experiment, it didn't go well. The CLI is, by design, not friendly to dynamic languages."

Looks like Jython is not going to be knocked the number one spot any time soon.

Via the Python Daily URL.

Posted to Python by Simon Brunning at August 27, 2003 01:53 PM
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