All of these, except maybe Java, brought some real good to the table. There were a variety of side-trends that never really got off the ground, at least as silver bullets, like 5GLS, whatever they are.
Java has been my primary language for the sixteen years (yes, I'm old) I've been engineering professionally. Yes, there are things I would change about it if I had the power but overall I think it's great and I love it. If I could write in Java for the rest of my life I would die a happy man.
So yes, I would say it's brought a hell of a lot of good. A lot of mission critical (and I mean critical) infrastructure at the company I work at (that you've heard of) is written in it.
The majority of people feel that DST is a bad idea and want it to stop. If that was done, the main question would then probably be whether to go to Standard time year-round, or "summer" time year-round (more).
Yes, I think it's a bad idea and want it to stop. I personally don't care which time we stick with, but to answer the question, why not split the difference? Spring forward a half hour and then leave the damn clocks alone.
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Programmers used to batch environments may find it hard to live without giant listings; we would find it hard to use them. -- D.M. Ritchie