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CPAN Shifts Focus 220

cascadefx writes "Looks like CPAN has changed its focus to support Java now. A look at their page shows that is is now CJAN, the Comprehensive Java Archive Network where you will find all things Java." This should be a great boon to Java, a language renown for, well, sucking. But at the expense of the greatest of all languages? It's just too sad for me to express in words. I mean, who uses java anyway?
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CPAN Shifts Focus

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  • make it stop! (Score:4, Insightful)

    by SnicklesTheElf ( 312850 ) on Monday April 01, 2002 @04:26PM (#3267090) Homepage
    please god make it stop!!
  • Who uses java. (Score:5, Insightful)

    by duffbeer703 ( 177751 ) on Monday April 01, 2002 @04:27PM (#3267102)
    People who like to develop large distributed applications written by multiple people easy to understand.

    Slashcode is/was a perfect example of how easy it is to make Perl unreadable.

  • (-1) Troll (Score:3, Insightful)

    by Dr Caleb ( 121505 ) on Monday April 01, 2002 @04:28PM (#3267113) Homepage Journal
    I mean, who
    uses java anyway?

    It's true! The editors are trolling us now!

  • by wikki ( 13091 ) on Monday April 01, 2002 @04:30PM (#3267123)
    It really sucks that we can't moderate the slashdot stories down. Doesn't anyone besides me do real work on April 1?

    Atleast there are no more stupid pigeon stories
  • And I was excited (Score:4, Insightful)

    by DeadSea ( 69598 ) on Monday April 01, 2002 @04:49PM (#3267223) Homepage Journal
    CPAN has done wonders for perl modules. Its easy to install them and all the CPAN modules I've used have good documentation, very nice dependency checking, and regression tests. Until I realized that it was a joke, I was thinking that the CPAN folks would be able to do some great work with Java libraries.

    Java has a better library structure than perl, with each package being in a well defined place in the classpath. Also documentation for Java libraries tends to be better because of the javadoc comments that everybody writes. Regression tests and dependency checking for java libraries would be cool.

    Luckily, there are great places to turn for java libraries even without CPAN supporting them. The Apache Project [apache.org] has many classes that I consider essential now. The Giant Java Tree [gjt.org] has thousands of open source libraries. Not to mention the stuff I've written [ostermiller.org].

  • by JFMulder ( 59706 ) on Monday April 01, 2002 @05:02PM (#3267277)
    You guys must have really nothing to do on April fool's day if the only thing you have to do is come to slashdot and bitch and moan about the April Fool's joke CmdrTaco is running. If you don't like them, stop coming to Slashdot today. Come back tomorrow. Nobody will miss you I'm sure. As for the moderators who spend times modding down pro-april-foolscomments and modding up anti-april-fools commentes, get a f**king life. I unchecked the "Willing to Moderate" because moderators like you rated waste mod points on stupid posts and keep modding up crap. What's the point of modding up somthing to +5 insightfull if some other idiot mods up a fart joke +5 funny?
  • by Ogrez ( 546269 ) on Monday April 01, 2002 @05:03PM (#3267279)
    Stop your crying and whining... if you dont want to read april fool's jokes, then dont read them. Its not like a headline on 4/1 that says that nvidia bought AMD is not a dead giveaway.. Its your own fault if your so addicted to slashdot that you cant pass up the chance to read every post on every single story and then bitch about the content... for everyone complaining about the signal/noise ratio.. your sure adding alot of noise.. If you dont like it, dont read it. If you dont think its funny, dont laugh.. and for christs sake.. you can deal with it for one day.
  • Re:Who uses java. (Score:2, Insightful)

    by sbrown123 ( 229895 ) on Monday April 01, 2002 @05:04PM (#3267285) Homepage
    Actually Java does not use signed types due to cross platform compatibility. C and many other languages have issues in that integal variables change size based on platform.
  • Re:make it stop! (Score:4, Insightful)

    by majcher ( 26219 ) <slashdot@majche[ ]om ['r.c' in gap]> on Monday April 01, 2002 @05:30PM (#3267441) Homepage
    I agree. A good April Fool's gag should be clever and subtle, and make you actually stop to think, "Wait, I know it's April 1st, but is this real, or not?" Wil Wheaton's posting about his new role on Enterprise just about fits that - it's entirely plausible, and could quite possibly be true. Overall, though, this year's offerings have been lame and sad.

    Of course, if Taco had any cojones on him at all, one of these years, he'd just redirect the front page to a certain site [goatse.cx] for 24 hours...
  • by MrGordy ( 532026 ) on Monday April 01, 2002 @05:42PM (#3267504) Homepage
    Actually, I'm not convinced you were really trolled. The key to effective trolling is to not admit it. Therefore, we can assume, at least at conception, he was not trolling.

    Oh, and Java Sucks... [Of course, now we both have to decide if I'm trolling or not. By not replying (the only effective method of dealing with trolls), we can both assert that this is a troll].

  • OH MY GOD (Score:3, Insightful)

    by sinserve ( 455889 ) on Monday April 01, 2002 @06:48PM (#3267808)
    That was a troll fp, moded to +2 insightful?

    Moderators DO have a sense of humor.

    Props to all the fine trolls, and the not so fine ones.

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