well, it's pretty hard trying to pull out hair i don't have any.
anyway, it was more like pounding my bloodied head against the corner
of a dirty, old red brick mantel of a fireplace while having an
aneurysm, an ulcer, a stroke, and a brain hemorrhage - all at once.
> Microsoft's strategy is clear: castrate Java so that it becomes just
> another language. That's fine: it is both tactical and strategic, and
> we would not expect any less from them.
> It's Sun who's really dropping the ball on this one. They're going in a
> million different directions (FOUR flavors of Java!? What's up with
> that???), and I get the impression that they really have no idea of
> where they want to go today. Yes, integrating Beans with CORBA/IIOP
> would be nice, but man oh man is it a pipe dream to think that anyone
> but maybe the upper half of a percent (what's 3% of 3%?) of developers
> would have enough skill to actually use it...
> Java's got a long way to go as a component model. To expect that
> Microsoft would stand still at the opportunity to crush its opponents,
> would be ludicrous.
> An amphibian is a land animal who is almost impossible to drown.