Re: Static type checking: hybrid mode in Groovy

Lew <>
Fri, 18 Nov 2011 07:23:45 -0800 (PST)
On Friday, November 18, 2011 2:32:56 AM UTC-8, Roedy Green wrote:

On Thu, 17 Nov 2011 09:28:25 -0800 (PST), Lew <>
wrote, quoted or indirectly quoted someone who said :

Conciseness is overrated

What sort of apps do you write? Over my lifetime I have done a bit of

Everything imaginable over the years, from device drivers to web apps to en=
terprise apps to desktop apps to GUI-driven apps to middleware to back-end =
components to Android mobile apps. FORTRAN, assembler, C, C++, SQL, Java a=
nd others for programming languages, plus a fair amount of things like shel=
l, Perl, Javascript and such for scripting. (I forbear to mention JCL.) M=
ainframes, minicomputers, PCs, mobile, embedded. Big shops, solo programme=
r, government agencies, private businesses.

everything from device drivers, to a Forth engine, to new methods of

I haven't written a Forth engine but I've written some toy Forth programs.

solving differential equations to online banking. That experience

Similar. I've worked on scientific, financial, health-care, government and=
 private-industry apps.

gives me a right to an opinion about how Java fits into the overall
scheme of things.

Yes, it would do that. And ...?

We all have the right to an opinion about how Java fits into the overall sc=
heme of things, even those of us with minimal experience. The question is =
whether our opinion has merit.

Yours does, AFAICT.

My experience is also quite extensive.

I have talked with Bill Joy and watched Mr. Gosling lecture. I think I
understand what makes them tick. They are both very intelligent people
who have no interest whatsoever in process of cranking out guis.


I'm sorry, Roedy, but how does all this tie in to this discussion?


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