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Vic

Re: Managed COBOL?

Java has actually managed to fill that "enterprise default language" niche previously occupied by COBOL despite being, if anything, even less suitable for the job than COBOL was.

A little while ago, I was working for a Python shop.

One of our coders had something of a penchant for Java, and clearly didn't like having to work in Python. He actually committed a piece of code that loaded up a JVM[1] so that he could instantiate a hashmap.

I rewrote it with a Python dictionary[2]...

Vic.

[1] From a hard-coded path reference, no less. So it worked on his machine, but not on anyone else's.

[2] I realise that the classes aren't exactly identical - but the dictionary did everything he wanted from the hashmap.

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