Reply to post: One should note that changes in a programming language aren't always a good thing

I got 99 problems but a switch() ain't one: Java SE 13 lands with various tweaks as per Oracle's less-is-more strategy

Christian Berger Silver badge

One should note that changes in a programming language aren't always a good thing

Slow or absent changes mean that your code will work for a long time. Any change in the language can mean that your code breaks resulting in more of a motive to replace it. That's why the slow development of COBOL caused it to be indispensible for many banks. If Java was changing every couple of years no bank would seriously consider it.

I mean Java didn't even include the really sensible feature ideas of J2K yet.

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