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Man, this forum is dead. Did all the other Java programmers who do scripting switch to Groovy or what?
 
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I was thinking the same thing. I have been trying to learn Python (IronPython, so not Jython but close enough), so I was looking forward to this forum for questions to research...
 
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Joe Ess wrote:Man, this forum is dead. Did all the other Java programmers who do scripting switch to Groovy or what?


I say most Java programmers don't do scripting at all
 
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Steve Luke wrote:I was thinking the same thing. I have been trying to learn Python (IronPython, so not Jython but close enough), so I was looking forward to this forum for questions to research...



To get help with learning Java use a Java forum. To get help with learning C++ use a C++ forum. To get help with Python then maybe use a Python forum.

 
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John Todd wrote:I say most Java programmers don't do scripting at all



I few months ago I was castigated on Java Ranch for questioning the need for the scripting API within Java since I had never seen an application that benefited from it. I was pointed at several examples which supposedly countered my assertion and these would also seem to give lie to your statement that Java programmers don't do scripting. I'm still an atheist.
 
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John Todd wrote:
I say most Java programmers don't do scripting at all



I must have a more interesting life than most, then. I have lots of tasks that don't require a full-blown Java app, so I automate them with a quick Python script. I have come to think of it as Bash on steroids.
 
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James Sabre wrote:

Steve Luke wrote:I was thinking the same thing. I have been trying to learn Python (IronPython, so not Jython but close enough), so I was looking forward to this forum for questions to research...



To get help with learning Java use a Java forum. To get help with learning C++ use a C++ forum. To get help with Python then maybe use a Python forum.



I agree. I get most of my Python answers from Python forums. However:
1) This isn't just a Java forum anymore. CodeRanch has become home to multiple languages, and I like the fact that Python is one of them.
2) If I am looking to find pet-projects that help me learn something, I will prefer to stay in one spot and let those questions come to me. Since I spend my time on CodeRanch, I appreciate having a Python forum to help motivate me to research more on Python without having to go elsewhere.
 
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Steve Luke wrote:
1) This isn't just a Java forum anymore. CodeRanch has become home to multiple languages, and I like the fact that Python is one of them.
2) If I am looking to find pet-projects that help me learn something, I will prefer to stay in one spot and let those questions come to me. Since I spend my time on CodeRanch, I appreciate having a Python forum to help motivate me to research more on Python without having to go elsewhere.


Indeed. And it'd be great if other language forums too become active as much as Java forums do.
 
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It would be nice, but most java programmers look at python as a scripting language, not the dynamic object oriented language that it is....

So i would expect someone that interested in something like the expected behaviour of adding a new method dynamically at run time to an existing class would be headiing off to a python related site.... but yes it would be nice
 
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Steve Fahlbusch wrote:It would be nice, but most java programmers look at python as a scripting language, not the dynamic object oriented language that it is....



I guess that depends on how you define "scripting language". We had a discussion regarding that recently here. Long story short, I think of Python a dynamic, object-oriented language that I use to perform scripting tasks.
 
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