Ruby, Java, et. al

Ruby won’t get a chance to compete with Java… because java will
be dead in a
couple of years.

Just like COBOL was going to be, what, 15 years ago?

Playing Devil’s Advocate here, how many years have people been saying
this?

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Michael Campbell wrote:

Ruby won’t get a chance to compete with Java… because java will

be dead in a

couple of years.

Just like COBOL was going to be, what, 15 years ago?

Playing Devil’s Advocate here, how many years have people been saying
this?

what’s COBOL? never heard of it. Is it some dead language? :stuck_out_tongue:

Hehehe. I know of an awful lot of java code that is just never going
to go away.

It’s the ultimate bad smell :)p

Tom.

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Ruby won’t get a chance to compete with Java… because java will
be dead in a
couple of years.

Just like COBOL was going to be, what, 15 years ago?

Playing Devil’s Advocate here, how many years have people been saying
this?


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Michael Campbell wrote:

Ruby won’t get a chance to compete with Java… because java will

be dead in a

couple of years.

Just like COBOL was going to be, what, 15 years ago?

Playing Devil’s Advocate here, how many years have people been saying
this?

what’s COBOL? never heard of it. Is it some dead language? :stuck_out_tongue:

Maybe you’ve heard of the OO version.
It’s called ADD 1 TO COBOL.

Hal

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----- Original Message -----
From: “Denys Usynin” usynin@hep.upenn.edu
Newsgroups: comp.lang.ruby
To: “ruby-talk ML” ruby-talk@ruby-lang.org
Sent: Wednesday, September 04, 2002 3:05 PM
Subject: Re: Ruby, Java, et. al.

what’s COBOL? never heard of it. Is it some dead language? :stuck_out_tongue:

Maybe you’ve heard of the OO version.
It’s called ADD 1 TO COBOL.

… GIVING COBOL.

Ba’dump-bump.

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