Archive of UserLand's first discussion group, started October 5, 1998.
Re: Bill Joy a credit-taker?
Author: Kent Spaulding Posted: 8/30/1999; 8:07:32 AM Topic: Today's scriptingNews Outline Msg #: 10229 (In response to 10174) Prev/Next: 10228 / 10230
Seems like a likely scenario - where would McNealy stand?
Of course, VI is the world's greatest editor. It's a shame that web-browsers chose not to use it in these TEXTAREA input fields - now that would be Manila!
But seriously, Gosling certainly deserves the credit for making Java/Oak real and elegant. I can't imagine that he'd take credit for each of the individual ideas in the language - but it's a wonderful composition and hence a very powerful little beast. You've got to like that.
I'll also have mention that you've got to appreciate Java for another reason - JPython.
As for emacs, that's another story. (I wouldn't dare choose a side in THAT debate!)
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