• Subject: RE: IBM pushing Java
  • From: "Stone, Brad V (PP)" <bvstone@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 22 Mar 1999 16:11:43 -0600

I would say that that's not the only thing.

http://www.jsr.communitech.net/difference.htm

Sure this page lists mainly differences, but there are more similarities.  

I thought only Jesse Ventura made such "definate" statements. ;)  He must
have flunked a lot of his "True/False" tests when the words "never" and
"all" showed up a lot.



> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Prowak [mailto:prowakd@emi.com]
> Sent: Monday, March 22, 1999 2:07 PM
> To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> Subject: Re: IBM pushing Java
> 
> 
> The one thing that Java and JavaScript have in common are the
> 1st 4 letters of their names.  
> 
> > I've played with JavaScript (which I'm guessing is similar to Java) 
> ----------
> > From: Stone, Brad V (PP) <bvstone@ppress-tc.com>
> > To: 'MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com'
> > Subject: RE: IBM pushing Java
> > Date: Monday, March 22, 1999 1:50 PM
> > 
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Jeff Crosby [mailto:jlcrosby@fwi.com]
> > > Sent: Monday, March 22, 1999 12:01 PM
> > > To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> > > Subject: Re: IBM pushing Java
> > > 
> > > 
> > > Colin Williams wrote:
> > >  
> > > > I here what your saying, but I've worked at sites before 
> > > where they are
> > > > so busy fighting fires, that updating of the documentation 
> > > falls by the
> > > > wayside!!
> > > 
> > > And the other side of that is the assumption that just because
> > > documentation exists, that it will actually be read.
> > > 
> > 
> > And one step further, that the documentation acutally means 
> something or
> is
> > residual garbage comments from a previous version.
> > 
> > If java is so "good" that would mean that it's 
> "self-documenting".  I've
> > played with JavaScript (which I'm guessing is similar to 
> Java) and I have
> to
> > admit it is fun and "self-documenting".  I was able to 
> "guess" attributes
> > (ie this.name, this.value, etc) after getting the basic jist of the
> > language.
> > 
> > Even RPG is, to a point.  There are some commenting habits 
> that drive me
> up
> > a wall and are deleted right away... ie
> > 
> > C*   If the customer number = 99999 then add one to the counter
> > C                   if              (CustNo = 99999)
> > C                 eval              Counter = (Counter + 1)
> > C                 endif
> > 
> > If you can't read the code (I would wager than at least 85% 
> of all code
> is
> > "readable" to a point), then you probably shouldn't be programming.
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