Surely you aren't implying CGI server scripts are "platform-independent"
in some way?
> etc. They do it not because what they use is "better" (tho they may try
> to convince you of that), but because they are using whatever they are
> most familiar with. Java, for all its merits, is still yet another
> language and development environment to learn.
Describing Java in the same breath as COBOL, FORTH, and APL as "yet
another language" is misleading, stupid and a considerable misrepresentation
of its capabilities. Understandably one could feel threatened by its
potential, but it is laughable to present Java as on the same level as
> There are a number of threads/flamewars comparing the merits of Java
> to other languages in newsgroups such as comp.lang.java, comp.lang.perl,
> comp.lang.tcl, etc. if you want to know more.
Indeed; I invite the uninitiated to read them, thereby dispelling any
delusions you may have implanted in their minds. Knowledgeable people
do not have the time to comprehensively flame every misconception that
lands in their mailbox.
-- Iain Sinclair c/- firstname.lastname@example.org