Monday, January 30, 2006 on C# and Java

Over on there is a great post comparing C# to Java Paul Graham’s Essay “Java’s Cover”:

In 2001, Paul Graham wrote an essay about Java in which he summed up his opinion of Java thusly:

Java seems like a stinker to me.
Graham then goes on to give a 12 point list of why he thinks Java stinks. I won't go into it point-by-point, because AgentMine does.

AgentMine then does something very interesting: he takes the same 12 points, and applies them to C#. He looks at them to decide if, well, C# seems like a stinker. As it turns out, C# has a much better score than Java.

His final analysis:

The results:
Microsoft’s C# language should only have 25% of the total level of suck that Java has.

It's tongue-in-cheek, but it's very informative. Take a peek.

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