me, 2.0: jose nazario
beauty and the street
computer innards 2
power and ribbon cables.
toyed around with beanshell,
"lightweight scripting for Java". i played around with java some years
ago when i was still very new to C, so the heavyweight nature of
Java wasn't that useful to me. but now i'm actually interested in
toying around with it some more, especially some of the string distance metric tools which are Java only.
beanshell is attractive because i can write functional Java that doesn't
bear the weight of a full application, and i can toy around in an active
bsh window and test stuff out as i go. this is how i use python (two
windows active, one with an active python interpreter like ipython and one with my editor
and code opened). bsh makes this more closely possible in Java. sure you
Java libraries and packages. bsh lets you do that ... jython seemed too
mixed up for me (python and java ..) to be useful.
robert points me at Java scripting languages: Which is right for you?, which looks at a number of
facets, including performance. beanshell doesn't do too well ... but
since i just want to play with java, beanshell will do, at least better than
jython for my purposes.
i'm digging on OS X for stuff like this. far more suited to Java work
than Windows is (only because of memory management issues, my thinkpad
bogs down quickly under Win XP once i fire up Java). i can totally see
why les is digging it for
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