Some of you will no doubt have read about the recent Dynamic Languages
on the JVM meeting in Sun hosted by Tim Bray (
I had the pleasure of attending that meeting in my capacity as a Jython
enthusiast and heavy commercial user of Jython.
It was great to hear Graham Hamilton of Sun emphasising the difference
between Java the platform and Java the programming language. The time is
right for the development of a flourishing dynamic language eco-system
on top of the JVM. One could not ask for a better advocate for this
development than Tim
Jython is extremely well positioned in the dynamic languages for the JVM
world. I look forward to mutually beneficial cross-population between
the emerging dynamic languages ecosystemon the JVM: Jython, Groovy,
JRuby, SISC etc.
Talking to Samuele in California, he told me that he had been making
good progress with the implementation of new style classes in Jython.
Samuele has a busy 2005 ahead of him with the PyPy project
congratulations Samuele!) so he is aiming to commit a CVS branch as soon
as possible to allow parallelized development of Jython to resume.
Samuele has been travelling a lot lately but he will be sending an
update e-mail to the Jython lists soon outlining the state of play and
his suggestions for Jython development going forward.
Sean "100% pure JVM" McGrath