Line counts are a silly way to compare languages

Des Traynor did a little post about how languages are not all the same, and Jeff Atwood jumped in with a C# version. Java came out looking really bad at 15 lines for a simple program, but frankly, the reason isn’t because of Java; it’s because of the coding styles used.

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A feature that I would like in Java 1.5 that’s not there…

Looking back over the notes from the Dev Day I took, I was reminded of a feature that I would have liked to have seen in 1.5: named parameters.

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