Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 13th Aug 2010 22:58 UTC, submitted by Alex Forster
Legal We're far from done with the Oracle v. Google lawsuit. The search giant has responded to the lawsuit, and Miguel De Icaza has provided a very interesting insight into the case. His report has been confirmed by James Gosling, known as the father of Java who left Sun right after the merger. Icaza speculates that the potential to monetise on Java by suing Google was pitched by Jonathan Schwartz during Sun's sales talks with Oracle. Oh boy.
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So, what is left behind?
by ebasconp on Sat 14th Aug 2010 01:55 UTC
ebasconp
Member since:
2006-05-09

So, what is left for us, the actual programmers?

Plain old C, C++ or D?

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RE: So, what is left behind?
by flanque on Sat 14th Aug 2010 02:17 in reply to "So, what is left behind?"
flanque Member since:
2005-12-15

C#, Python

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RE: So, what is left behind?
by Hiev on Sat 14th Aug 2010 02:39 in reply to "So, what is left behind?"
Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

Vala of course.

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RE: So, what is left behind?
by jack_perry on Sat 14th Aug 2010 02:53 in reply to "So, what is left behind?"
jack_perry Member since:
2005-07-06

I'd be willing to dust off my Modula-2 and/or Eiffel skills. But not one language derived from C syntax!!! ;-)

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RE: So, what is left behind?
by Morgan on Sat 14th Aug 2010 02:53 in reply to "So, what is left behind?"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Assembly...machine language...punch cards....

Or have those been patented too?

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RE: So, what is left behind?
by orestes on Sat 14th Aug 2010 03:05 in reply to "So, what is left behind?"
orestes Member since:
2005-07-06

FORTRAN and COBOL ;-)

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dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

Don't forget Algol, you heathen :p

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RE: So, what is left behind?
by MollyC on Sat 14th Aug 2010 09:27 in reply to "So, what is left behind?"
MollyC Member since:
2006-07-04

Tablog

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RE: So, what is left behind?
by anevilyak on Sat 14th Aug 2010 13:48 in reply to "So, what is left behind?"
anevilyak Member since:
2005-09-14

bf and Malbolge?

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RE: So, what is left behind?
by TheGZeus on Sat 14th Aug 2010 16:31 in reply to "So, what is left behind?"
TheGZeus Member since:
2010-05-19

Also Forth(s), Lisp(s) ASM.
They have been around long enough to pre-date software patents. They _are_ the prior art that invalidates many software patents that might make D dangerous (who knows about patents that might pre-date either garbage collector for D).

Software patents are a small reason why the core of a hobby OS a friend and I are in preliminary stages (yeah, I'll submit a story once it does something cool) is written in ANS Forth and Lisp(s).

But mainly because those are our favourite languages and they're perfect for this (again, it's vaporware, concepts).

Seriously, people expect so much from a language now. A language meant to allow you to write a program that runs everywhere is awesome, but these make so many guarantees, they're basically an OS-in-an-OS. That's fine, I use Emacs. It's just that every new language is like this, now.

We're going to prove you can do alot in old languages.

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RE: So, what is left behind?
by Soulbender on Sun 15th Aug 2010 02:02 in reply to "So, what is left behind?"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

PL/1

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RE: So, what is left behind?
by fithisux on Sun 15th Aug 2010 18:20 in reply to "So, what is left behind?"
fithisux Member since:
2006-01-22

Pragmatic smalltalk

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