Java: what’s the point?

What’s the point of being type-strict if you can typecast anyway?

What’s the point of being object-oriented if the language is so byzantine it forces you into procedural hacks every second step?

What’s the point of having such a huge class library when at the end of they day, your Java implementation doesn’t behave consistently? (j2me, i’m talking to you and your Hashtable and Vector classes and their lack of toArray).

What’s the point of the compiler being so pesky and anal if it can’t even catch scope-related variable disappearance? in a method, a variable declaration will override an instance variable. I mean, if the compiler complains about *everything* else, why in hell doesn’t it complain about THIS?

Bleh.

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