Look, guys. I am not exactly a newbie to the computer world (though the
knee-jerk Linxites amongst you will say that I am)....
....but it is true. Java is a crock.
Okay, maybe that's a mite overstatement of the truth. Java is not, in and
of itself, a crock. But as a user interface environment it sure as * is.
Java belongs where it is best at --- the server. It's good at marrying
together multiple disparate systems in a coherent, web-enabled way (J2EE).
But for godsakes....can we PLEASE give up this stupid-ass *ed up concept
that Java as a GUI toolkit can somehow replace Winblowz?
For Chrissakes....today I was working on a 400MHz machine with 256 MB of
ram, and it took at least 45 seconds for a stupid-ass-do-nothing Java
application to load and finish re-painting the *ing screen.
I realize 400MHz is not exactly state of the art. But it's not exactly
goddamned*poor, either. 90MHz. That's*poor. 133MHz. That's maybe
*poor. But 400?
I wish for the days of C and C++....
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