Linked by vodoomoth on Fri 24th Sep 2010 22:56 UTC
Java Oracle has made some decisions about Java: in order to release JDK 7 in the middle of next year, they have decided to change priorities and specifically, postpone three features: Jigsaw, Lambda and Coin.
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RE[3]: No thanks to Java
by KermitTheFragger on Sat 25th Sep 2010 12:36 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: No thanks to Java"
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He didn't say that C# 1.0 was more like Python than Java 1.6, he was saying that more recent versions of C# (like 4.0) are a lot more like Python than Java is.

As far as I can see the poster says nothing about any version.

For the point I'm trying to get across version numbers are irrelevant; What I'm saying is that since .Net was largely based on Java it will always be closer to Java then any other language since Microsoft has to maintain backward compatibility, it can't change that.

I'm not talking about a higher level features which got added later like closures. Which on the surface make the language/platform appear like language X or Y. I'm talking about the platform as a whole; VM, garbage collection, etc.

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