| ||Ask HN: Why not Java?|
52 points by OmegaHN on Aug 20, 2012 | hide | past | web | favorite | 109 comments |
|I am building a web crawler to access data to be processed. All the code is fairly high level, so I am drawn to Python, but there are certain bits of it that require data manipulation that is much easier in a C-like language (arrays are a big part of it).|
Java seems to fit this role very well. It is statically typed, object-oriented, and doesn't delve into memory. However, it seems to get a lot of hate (or, at least, dismissal) from many programming communities, so I am asking, why not Java? Why is it so horrible as a systems language above C? Is there any other language that fits this role in a better way?
I am in particular asking this because I have been banging my head against the Python syntax for awhile, but I am trying to expand what languages I can program in.
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