Linked by Owen Anderson on Mon 19th Apr 2004 05:43 UTC
General Development For years the development scene has been dominated by the C family of languages, primarily C itself and its immediate successor C++. Recent years have given rise to other C-descendents, however, such as Sun's Java and Microsoft's C#.
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groovy/jdk 1.5
by cc on Mon 19th Apr 2004 16:16 UTC

Although Groovy http://groovy.codehaus.org/ classifies itself as an 'agile' language (inspired by python and ruby), it runs on java byte codes and intends to (eventually) be backward compatible with the java language. It has some D-like constructs and the authors of D might find it interesting to take a look at Groovy.

Likewise with jdk 1.5 http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/download.jsp which has some syntactical changes which lean in a similar direction.