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Please, Other Languages on the JVM!

Posted by: kripkenstein on December 13, 2007 06:23 AM
"By next year Java will be completely free, and .Net/C# will be a just a thing of the past"

Joke appreciated, but being serious for a minute, as I see it there is one critical thing needed here for Java to really overtake .Net: _other languages on the JVM_.

Yes, I know we have Jython, JRuby, etc., but these are not sufficiently good. I would love to see Sun officially announcing support for language-independence on the JVM, because as it is, this is a big advantage of .Net. In particular the popular dynamic languages Python and Ruby would bring a lot of people into developing code to run on the JVM.

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