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Patrick Naughton on Bill Joy on Java

From: "andrew cooke" <andrew@...>

Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2007 02:04:31 -0300 (CLST)

"Bill Joy had always been the guardian angel of this project, swooping in
to show his support, or save us from budget cuts, but after my blowup with
Wayne, he took a more direct role. He wanted to use Oak as a systems
programming language for his new operating system ideas. He was often
comparing Oak to more complicated and elegant languages like Python and
Beta. He would often go on at length about how great Oak would be if he
could only add closures and continuations and parameterized types. While
we all agreed these were very cool language features, we were all kind of
hoping to finish this language in our lifetimes and get on to creating
cool applications with it."

http://www.blinkenlights.com/classiccmp/javaorigin.html

Andrew

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