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From: Martin Berger <martinb@d...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] ocaml killer
> Java/the JVM is not a systems-programming language.  Period.  Oh, and
> I'll defend that against all comers.  Difference is, though, if you
> wanna attack, I'll expect real examples, not the academic crap that
> most programming language theorists throw around.

i'll have to defend my profession here: which working programming
language theorist proposes java as a "systems-programming language"?
most of them are busy researching concurrency or pointer arithmetic
these days.

but i guess it depends what you mean by that "systems-programming
language". rather than attempting a definition (it's late here), i'll
point to C/C++ or Cyclone as examples.

martin

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