[E-Lang] what is good about E?
Tue, 17 Jul 2001 13:14:06 -0700
> > I *do* think that if E had been ready in time for Mojo Nation v1, it would have
> > been a substantial win over Python (which in turn has proven to be a dramatic
> > win over Java), because of the *other* features that E offers: every-object-is-
> > persistent, every-object-is-remotely-invokable, and the elegant, sophisticated
> > object semantics.
> Actually, the big win would have been the way all these things--distributed,
> and secure, and persistent--play together in a wondrously better synergy
> than any other language delivers.
I agree, and without the capability security feature, you would have to spend
your time preventing/fixing security problems caused by the other features
(remote invocation and persistence). So treating E as a well-balanced package
deal is absolutely more accurate (and incidentally better marketing, I guess)
than omitting any of its major features.
I personally think of E's major features as "distributed, persistent, secure,
object oriented, and dynamic".