- Sep 1, 2004i seriously think jon's post sums up this thread....
lol , lol man u must have been bored jon..to come up
with all that.
--- Jon Stephens <jon@...> wrote:
> G'day, Dave -- see inserted comments below."InterpretedLanguageLooselyBasedOnSmalltalkThatKindaLooksLikeJava".
> > Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2004 09:19:45 +1000
> > From: "David Smart" <smartware@...>
> > Subject: Re: String to Array, Array to String,
> String manipulation
> > Kevin
> > My feeling is that the word "script" in
> > VBScript is slightly misused and that it very
> definitely serves as a
> > "put down" for what are actually fairly complete
> Amen. Except for VBscript which is pretty horrid. ;)
> > I think the term "script" was used because these
> are interpreted
> > (rather than compiled) languages. Certainly the
> more precise name
> "InterpretedLanguageLooselyBasedOnJava" - lacks a
> > certain punch.
> LOL. Actually, it's more like
> the HTML they sit in.
> > They don't provide a direct method for generating
> HTML - you have to
> > format it up and write it out with a "write"
> statement. They don't
> > provide integrated (language) access to the
> browser page - you use
> > somewhat inconvenient references to objects in the
> Here I'll have to disagree. I've not written a
> script using
> document.write() in a couple of years. ;)
> var newP = document.createElement("p");
> newP.appendChild( document.createTextNode("A
> generated paragraph.") );
> newP.style.fontSize = "12px";
> newP.style.color = "#909";
> newP.style.marginLeft = "20px";
> > They do, however, all provide a pretty complete
> > environment.
> DB connectivity, no
> filesystem access, no low-level graphics or sockets,
> no handy GUI
> widgets (unless you build them yourself)... But
> using it in ASP or WSH
> or ScriptEase or Acrobat or the Dreamweaver UI (by
> which I mean
> scripting Dreamweaver itself, not using it to
> generate scripts) is a
> totally different story.
> > You say in part "... So why should people kill
> themselves finding
> Java? ..." A
> > perfectly valid point, but I'd also want to
> reverse it. It is by no
> > means trivial to include small chunks of Java code
> in web pages. My
> > feeling is that you'd only want to resort to Java
> when you had a
> clearly was lacking in
> > facilities.
> To shoot yourself in the foot in Java, you first
> have to write a Foot
> class, a Gun class, a Bullet class, a FootException
> class, a
> GunException class, and a BulletException class.
> THEN you can start
> coding. And you may find yourself going back and
> writing Trigger,
> TriggerException, FiringPin, FiringPinException,
> Chamber, and
> ChamberException (ooh, there's a scary one to think
> about!) subclasses
> before you're done.
> in three lines:
> var whichFoot
> = prompt("Will that be the left foot (0) or the
> right one (1)?");
> > I'd be interested to hear some of the "can do in
> Java, can't do in
> people who say this
> level. In general, you
> course, it will be much
> > easier to do it with Java.
> See above. I think I need sleep now.
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