Thursday, June 14, 2007

Dream or reality?

I know that I should not do software related stuffs until the last minute before going to bed, or otherwise I have a tormented night.
Unfortunately yesterday night I did not respect that... but instead of having a nightmare and I ended up having the sweet dream that fed up by the limitations of java, the eclipse team would set on a journey to develop java extensions making the development faster, the code smaller and faster, the extensibility easier, etc. It would contain blocks, partial classes, extension methods, ... and our productivity would be so boosted that we could release in February instead of June. Unfortunately that was only a dream but I swear that I'll read again those C# 3, Smalltalk, Scala or Traits papers before going to bed.
Should we make this dream reality?

Ps: By the way, in my dreams the extensions were producing regular java byte codes.

3 comments:

Doug Schaefer said...

C# rocks, man! I need to find an excuse to use it some day. A C#DT is still in my dreams too...

Ulrich Weber said...

> Should we make this dream reality?

YES!!
Please please please do it.

Neil Bartlett said...

I'm sure the return of Smalltalk would be very welcome amongst the old-timer OTI crowd...

How about Scala though? You can already use it together with PDE to write Eclipse plug-ins.