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No Dynamic in .NET, JVM

August 13, 2010 12:50:05.431

So much for .NET delivering a seamless environment for dynamic languages:

Much early speculation on this change in focus comes from Jim Schementi, previously the program manager in charge of Microsoft's implementation of the Ruby software known as IronRuby. Schmenti reports on his blog that the team dedicated to working on IronRuby has decreased to one employee.

Over in Java-land, with Oracle in the driver's seat I just don't see it happening. So it looks like the future of dynamic languages is in the hands of the backers of those languages - and they won't get a lift from the big guys.

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posted by James Robertson


Re: No Dynamic in .NET, JVM

[jmaline] August 16, 2010 11:36:39.881

The Java invokedynamic instruction design was finalized (JSR 292) long ago. An implementation has been going into the JDK7 builds as of April 2009 - see [link 1]

Do you have some inside info saying that it'll get pulled or JDK7 will not be released?

[1 http://openjdk.java.net/projects/jdk7/milestones/]

Re: No Dynamic in .NET, JVM

[James Robertson] August 16, 2010 14:12:29.503

I just doubt that Oracle will care much. They seem intent on monetizing java; witness the suit against Google's Android. With that motivation in mind, I just don't see them caring about dynamic languages, one way or the other.

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