[Openmcl-devel] upcoming 1.6 release

Alexander Repenning ralex at cs.colorado.edu
Mon Oct 25 20:05:07 UTC 2010


On Oct 25, 2010, at 7:31 AM, Jon Anthony wrote:

> On Sun, 2010-10-24 at 11:55 -0600, Alexander Repenning wrote:
>> I suggest to Clozure as well as the CCL community to have a good look
>> at the recent developments of JavaScript. Particularly:
> 
> Having been using JS for a while now (as part of a couple projects) I
> would agree that as a language it is rather better (and more
> interesting) than a lot of other so called "new languages".  It also has
> an even more remarkable aspect: it is typically fun.  It would  be a
> very nice alternative to Java if it had a more robust industrial base.


Given the recent Java issues with Oracle, Apple, IBM and Google (branching Java, suing each other, dropping support, etc.) one may be tempted to think that JavaScript is already more robust than Java.

Alex

Prof. Alexander Repenning

University of Colorado
Computer Science Department
Boulder, CO 80309-430

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