From: Stuart D. Gathman <stuart@bm...> - 2005-03-17 15:23:32
On Wed, 16 Mar 2005 jython-dev-request@... wrote:
> I think this might be a good idea. On the other hand, some other really
> smart people at Sun argue that we should keep our hands off the market
> and let the winning languages emerge from the ecosystem. I can see both
> sides of this question.
I use both Pnuts *and* Jython. The advantage of Pnuts is that it
is very small, and was designed to work with Java, so there are
no clashes with Java naming or semantics. Adding Pnuts scripting
to a project adds only 100K. Pnuts dynamically compiles to byte
code like Jython.
The advantage of Jython is that it is a much more robust language
and scripts are easier to understand. Jython is better if any
significant amount of code is to be written in the scripting
language. For larger projects, the size of Jython is reasonable.
Actually, since being forced to move to Java 2, the size of Jython
is less significant given the general bloat of Java 2. So I've
been using Pnuts less and less.
Stuart D. Gathman <stuart@...>
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