I just finished a little project porting some Java
to Perl (heavy computation stuff plus very low level protocol
marshalling). I started with about of 1500 lines of Java
(stripped of comments) contained in about 20 classes.
I ended up with 3 Perl classes and about 100 lines of Perl
(200 lines when including my gregarious commenting style).
Why in the hell do people still abuse
themselves (and the rest of us) with Java ?