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Posted Oct 27, 2012 12:36 UTC (Sat) by epa (subscriber, #39769)
In reply to: No thanks. by imgx64
Parent article: Haley: We're doing an ARM64 OpenJDK port!

Even if Go is better, I think Stroustrup is right. It takes ten or twenty years for a language and its implementations to become mature enough for widespread use. Java, and to a lesser extent C#, have the advantage that they have been around for a while, are well understood, and have a reasonable collection of libraries. If those things aren't important, there are surely other languages which are even better than Go in theory, but lack its momentum.


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Posted Oct 27, 2012 21:54 UTC (Sat) by cmccabe (guest, #60281) [Link]

I have some good news for you then. In 3 years or so, a hot new programming language called Java will be ready for you to use! (It came out in 1995, 17 years ago.) C# is still 8 years in your future, unfortunately.

On a more serious note: no, it does take 20 years for a programming language to become mature. Go already has a good collection of libraries and is adding more all the time. It will take more time to get a good, precise, compacting GC that can go toe-to-toe with HotSpot. But not 20 years.


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