Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th May 2007 10:08 UTC, submitted by Ford Prefect
Java Sun Microsystems has announced the release of an open-source version of its Java Development Kit for Java Platform Standard Edition. Sun has contributed the software to the OpenJDK Community as free software under the GNU GPLv2. Sun also announced that OpenJDK-based implementations can use the JCK (Java SE 6 Technical Compatibility Kit) to establish compatibility with the Java SE 6 specification. OpenBSD has already started importing the release.
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John Bayko
Member since:
2006-10-20

It's one of my pet hates.

Er, "hate" is a verb, not a noun. "Hatred" is the noun form.

Moral: English changes, like it or not. Also, don't do the thing you're complaining about as you're complaining about it, it just shows that you're wrong to complain about it in the first place.

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dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

Moral: English changes, like it or not. Also, don't do the thing you're complaining about as you're complaining about it, it just shows that you're wrong to complain about it in the first place.


Could I get that again? And in slow motion this time? ;)

Anyway... there is a clear relationship between nouns and verbs so if one was truly a "language purist" one would appreciate the mechanics of languages. Driver=noun, driving=verb. The driver is driving. Did the verb stem from the noun or opposite. What was it called before it was called 'driving'? Did people object about a driver beaing used as a noun. I'm using google therefore I am googling. Seems perfectly acceptable to me. One could perhaps call a person using a seek engine for a googler? ;)

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Coxy Member since:
2006-07-01

Funny that everyone is complaining because someone said that grammar isn't being applied correctly. When it's to do with language people are quite happy to change and adapt to the situation in hand.

The rules of grammar are a standard to follow so that everyone can understand what is being said. If this was about IE and web standards you all be modding up lucke for pointing out how standards should be stuck to.

Maybe your double standards exist because you don't really care that much about the language as long as you can use it... sort of the same way not all web sites stick to web standards, because they don't always make sense.

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frood Member since:
2005-07-06

Moral: English changes, like it or not. Also, don't do the thing you're complaining about as you're complaining about it, it just shows that you're wrong to complain about it in the first place.

Actually, I was agreeing with Thom. I dislike language purists.

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