Re: [OxLUG] Web platforms

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Author: Jamie Lokier
To: Oxfordshire Linux User Group Discussion List
Subject: Re: [OxLUG] Web platforms
Chris Wareham wrote:
> Many university courses use Java as their primary choice of
> language, often to the exclusion of any language that involves the
> explicit use of pointers or memory management.

Agree about the memory management, but the idea that people are
happier because "it doesn't use pointers" *still* puzzles me.

Nearly every value in Java is pointer!

Nearly every variable holds a pointer to an object!

C code which makes heavy use of pointers looks a lot like... Java!

-- Jamie "is clearly from another planet"