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Comment Why do they want this? (Score 1, Interesting) 80

We're stuck with JavaScript in webapps (where there are plenty of excellent implementations already), but the JVM has little to do with that.

If they just want a native general purpose scripting language for the JVM, then JS seems like a terrible choice.

At least, the work that goes into this project should benefit other dynamic languages on the JVM as well.

Comment Re:Cool (Score 2) 134

The Tesla/Edison thing does tend to get overstated a bit, but your last example doesn't actually include any contributions from Edison.

It's precisely the system that Westinghouse and Tesla were advocating, and the adoption of which Edison tried to stop because he was so invested in DC power distribution. It's not like he invented the concept of direct current itself.

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