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  10 Reasons We Need Java 3.0
Subject:   Agreed...just don't change the name
Date:   2002-08-06 07:14:08
From:   problem1
I recall reading interviews with Mr. Gosling where he expressed relief that Microsoft didn't do anything really imaginitive with their Java clone. It's great to be relieved about that, but I hope Sun won't miss the opportunity to fix Java even if it has to be at the cost of breaking compatability. This article points out many good ideas to that end.

I want to urge that we remember that even a new and improved Java that is not backwards compatible with previous Javas does not have to be called something else just because it can't compile older code. The last thing the U.S. software developer needs is a new buzzword that's not on their resume and which opens the door further for cheap foreign labor.

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  • U.S ?!? Where did that come from?
    2002-08-07 03:27:04  dspanache [View]

    Wow!!! What a logic! Incredible and yet, so simple!
    Maybe simplicity is what best defines your mind.

    I'm sure you never intended to start here a U.S. vs. 'rest of the world' debate, but you sound really frustrated to me. I guess you'll overcome your frustrations when you'll have the courrage to replace the word 'cheap' with 'better'.

    Or perhaps my idea about 'quality' being the first thing that drives U.S. companies is completely wrong...