[messages] [Developers] Re: Roadmap for VASSAL 4
mkiefte at dal.ca
Wed Mar 30 04:20:08 MST 2011
I thought you hated Python. I've never used it but I know it has a lot of fans.
The more I think about it though, the more I like Java. It's pretty good. Although if we want a better looking UI, we may want to consider SWT instead of Swing.
Java is a good language to attract new developers. And now with Gosling at Google, it may survive the next decade.
On 2011-03-30, at 7:28 AM, Joel Uckelman <uckelman at nomic.net> wrote:
> Thus spake Michael Kiefte:
>> is a nightmare. Since there are not classes, inheritance is based on a
>> prototype instantiation. The syntax for inheritance is a gigantic kludge and
>> there appear to be several ways of doing it--none of which are necessarily
>> intuitive. I have a sudden urge to do everything in assembler. There are a
>> few other quirks that will make it bug prone -- some of which I posted
>> I'm actually much more firm in my opposition. It's a bad language.
> I'm not in favor of it either. Making those demos was an interesting
> project. The fact that it's dynamically, weakly typed will make testing
> hard, and the lack of block scoping rules strikes me as error-prone. I
> think it would be interesting to have a web-based client, but I think it
> shouldn't be the primary client. Maybe by the time we're ready to
> develop something web-based, browser support will be in a better state
> (e.g., WebGL will be available).
> I think the next thing I'm going to look into is making the same demo
> in Python, using the OpenGL bindings.
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