Top Five World’s Most Underrated Programming Languages

jmh530 john.michael.hall at
Wed Jan 23 15:04:00 UTC 2019

On Wednesday, 23 January 2019 at 13:03:18 UTC, Bienlein wrote:
> Also, the Internet was Java's killer application. No other 
> language had the libraries for accessing the Internet easily. 
> Then there is dynamic class loading. This made things a little 
> bit more unsafe at runtime but in general developer 
> productivity rose sharply, comparable to Smalltalk and by order 
> of magnitude compared to C++. At that time the competition for 
> Java was only Smalltalk and C++. Performance was nevertheless 
> good, because of runtime code optimization (HotSpot), which was 
> a new thing (albeit taken from Strongtalk, some Smalltalk high 
> performance variant)

I would think that dynamic class loading is something that could 
be bolted on to C++ (and presumably D as well), albeit awkwardly.

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