Today the ratio of languages and libraries is still roughly 1-to-1. But the numerator will grow faster than the denominator. We don't need more of the same old ways to say the same old things, but we do need new ways to say new things. [Full story at InfoWorld.com]
If you believe that multi-language VMs are both inevitable and desirable, as I do, then there are two big questions to be answered. First, will Sun help the Java VM realize its multi-language potential? Second, will the dominant .NET VM for non-Windows platforms be a Microsoft product (WPF/E) or an open source project (Mono)?
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