This recent article discusses and quotes Java.
From: Greg Wilkins <gregw> Newsgroups: comp.object Subject: Java vs. C++ Date: 25 May 1995 03:42:36 GMT Organization: Telstra Corporation
I have been reading about the Java language from Sun Labs: http://java.sun.com/index.html
The way I use C++ looks like it would transfer to Java very easily, giving me access to the featurs of C++ I like, without the danger of the many extra C++ "features."
I'm interested in hearing opinions on Java from the many posters that dislike C++. While the chances of a new language taking off are very very slim, looking at languages like Java are good ways of refining the way we learn/teach/review/use languages like C++.
Just to steal a bit of the Java doco:
Java: A simple, object-oriented, distributed, interpreted, robust, secure, architecture neutral, portable, high-performance, multithreaded, and dynamic language.
We wanted to build a system that could be programmed easily without a lot of esoteric training and which leveraged today's standard practice. Most programmers working these days use C, and most programmers doing object-oriented programming use C++. So even though we found that C++ was unsuitable, we designed Java as closely to C++ as possible in order to make the system more comprehensible.
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