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LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 23, 2013
An "enum" for Python 3
An unexpected perf feature
LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 16, 2013
A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
It runs everywhere!
Posted Aug 22, 2012 9:21 UTC (Wed) by cortana (subscriber, #24596)
Posted Aug 22, 2012 14:54 UTC (Wed) by pboddie (subscriber, #50784)
Meanwhile, with Java runtime environments, if you don't want to run the Sun JRE or just can't, even if OpenJDK should do the job because of its common heritage and proximity to the Sun JRE, that's no guarantee it will work. As I noted, people in certain industries are great at touting the supposed openness of a technology while deploying something that only works with one vendor's specific product.
It also doesn't inspire confidence that Oracle as a vendor, ignoring the reputation currently enjoyed by the company after its recent behaviour, still lives on pre-Internet time with respect to security updates. That said, I do wonder how much attention any of the JREs get in comparison to widely-used open source projects.
Posted Aug 22, 2012 15:07 UTC (Wed) by cortana (subscriber, #24596)
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