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Leon Brocard (aka acme) is an orange-loving Perl eurohacker with many varied contributions to the Perl community, including the GraphViz module on the CPAN. YAPC::Europe was all his fault. He is still looking for a Perl Monger group he can start which begins with the letter 'D'.

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Monday September 29, 2008
05:07 AM

JVM Language Summit

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[image of JVM languages]

The JVM Language Summit took place last week. It really shows off that many different languages are trying to target the JVM to take advantage of the years of optimisation knowledge that Sun has invested. If you want to see what projects are going on, they have kindly placed most of the presentations online. It's interesting to see Metaobject protocols (like Moose and Joose) coming into the limelight.

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  • Kind of a depressing image when you look for the one language that's missing off it.

    • Yes it is. Someone came into the office and starting on about Sleep (which is supposed to be "like" Perl on the JVM). I sadly shook my head and shooed him away.

    • I don't really see a technical problem. I think Perl is available on more platforms than Java, and for all that people go on about the "huge Java library ecosystem," I have found CPAN to be better for the niche libraries I need. Plus, you can always use Inline::Java (i.e. JNI) if you absolutely must use some Java library.

      Jython has been around for a long time without (AFAICT) mattering at all. JRuby only matters because the 1.8 ruby interpreter -- soon to be replaced -- is incredibly slow, and because it