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Fortran, Pascal, Smalltalk and Java sitting in a vacant lot...

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Joined: 2008-03-14

Fortran, Pascal, Smalltalk and Java are sitting
around a guttering fire in a vacant lot strewn
with cyber-debris from by gone eras.

Pascal says wistfully, "I could have been somebody -- I
could have been a contender. P-code geez, what
was I thinking?"

Smalltalk wimpers, "I was afraid to go outside.
Everybody is so pushy -- I need uninterrupted peace
and quiet to think."

Fortran rapidly strokes his flowing white beard and
shouts, "Structure? I don't need no stinkin'
structure. What the Hollerith are you talking
about? I still goto calls."

Java sits there quietly staring into space for
a moment and then reaches into a patched old package
and pulls out several obscure objects. He places
them in a row in front of him. He picks up one of
the objects, a gaudy orange contraption, brushes it
off and puts it back.

He looks up and stutters, "I was l-l-listening b-b-but
I can't uh-uh-uh-understand why they d-d-didn't like
w-w-w-what I had to of-of-of-offer. It was f-f-f-f-free
and th-th-th-th-th....they ............" Java finishes and
stares into the shadows at Ada dancing crazily on piles
of ISO/IEC 8652:2007(E).

Just then Flash drives by in his elegantly designed
and efficient new EV, looks at the tattered foursome
sitting in the vacant lot. Gives a knowing look
to his beautiful wife Ars Graphica, shakes his head and
accelerates into the brilliantly chromatic sunrise....

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Joined: 2004-01-07

Please stop flooding the forum with stuff like this, we already had this "Java is dead" post and before that your wise statements in the webstart/plugin/64-bit thread. Its enough, really.

If you like Flash so much, use it - but please let others alone with your problems.

- Clemens

Joined: 2004-11-17

If you don't feed them, eventually they will go somewhere else...

Joined: 2004-01-07

how right you are, I wish I could resist ;)

Joined: 2005-10-10

A starving annoying poster what will you guys think of next :-)


Joined: 2008-09-27

It is impossible to count the number of times someone has pronounced Java dead, and here it is still way out on top according to the TIOBE Programming Community Index for October 2008 at . Let's just keep on programming!

Joined: 2008-03-14

"Observe that the TIOBE index is not about the best programming language or the language in which most lines of code have been written."