Re: Big Science Needs Your Idle Cycles

Stephen Haffly (hafflys@primenet.com)
Sun, 22 Jun 1997 21:03:38 MST


Addressed to: "Arvin Meyer" <onsite@esinet.net>
"DES" <Deschall@gatekeeper.megasoft.com>

** Reply to note from "Arvin Meyer" <onsite@esinet.net> Sun, 22 Jun 1997 22:58:01 -0400
>
> I agree,
>
> I know you guys think that NT and MS in general are more smoke than
> substance. I happen to think that productivity is enhanced with
> their products. But, Java code is ridiculous, I'm no great
> programmer, but I can write VB code that runs faster and is more
> stable than Java. All the Java hoopla is unfounded ... it's slow,
> buggy as hell, and conflicts with lots of existing code.
> Essentially it really proves the adage "Jack of all trades, Master
> of none"
>
> I really don't need that crap on my systems.
>
> Arvin Meyer
>
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>
On the other hand, how many years has VB had to become useful?
Remember that Java is still a very young language, and people are
still figuring it out. The hoopla about Java isn't that it currently
is the fastest system around, but that it promises cross-platform
programs, something that Microsoft seems to be dead set against
because it would threaten their dominant (monopolistic) market
position.

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