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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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  • Re:Who uses java. (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Dr. Transparent ( 77005 ) on Monday April 01, 2002 @04:53PM (#3267240) Homepage Journal
    Certainly not people who want intelligent APIs (try converting a string to an int or vice-versa). Certainly not people who need to overload operators for the sake of code-readability (but sun can override them for their string class - nazis). Certainly not anyone who values performance. And certainly not anyone who isn't stuck in academia with their head up their butt. Java is on its way out, and I'm kickin it in the butt as it goes. Java Sucks!!
  • Curious... (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Lethyos ( 408045 ) on Monday April 01, 2002 @05:05PM (#3267297) Journal
    We all know that on a regular basis, the editors here at Slashdot reject very good stories in favor of, well, not so good stories [] (OKay, many are just plain stupid).

    To add insult to injury, how many people here have submitted very intelligent, meaningful, and possibly important stories... only to have them rejected in favor of these stupid April Fools jokes. Slashdot is often referred to by many of us an intelligent and useful news source to "open source initiates" or other professionals.

    Today however, like every other year, it descends into silliness. All useful content has been eliminated. Every story is an April Fools "joke" and thus, it's completely pointless because it's funny when you're tricked.

    Editors, stop displacing useful content for this nonsense, please? I am sure there's lots of real stuff out there today amongst the cruft. Of course, this request will be ignored because the editors are so damn full of themselves.

    I suggest everyone who got a story rejected post it as a reply to this post. Maybe we can actually get some stuff that matters.
  • I like it (Score:3, Interesting)

    by geekoid ( 135745 ) <dadinportland AT yahoo DOT com> on Monday April 01, 2002 @05:16PM (#3267341) Homepage Journal
    Seriously, one day a year where most everyone in the industry turns there creativity to something funny, a gag, a good gotcha.
    BTT /. may not be the best place to get got, but I like to read about all the other attempts other people are trying.
    Some people take this site way to seriously. If you can't gat anywork done without /. for one day you are either: paid to work on /. or in need of a carrer change.
    I can't imagine someone who needs to read every story on /. for a living.(obvious editor joke left out)
    Don't like Apreil Foools? fine, see you tomorrow.

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