[Mono-list] OT: Re: Why Gnome prefer JavaScript?

Stifu stifu at free.fr
Tue Feb 5 20:08:12 UTC 2013

You'll find better explanations online, but basically, they share the "Java"
bit for stupid marketing reasons. Java was getting popular back then, and so
slapping "Java" on random things sounded good to some people. Some insist on
calling JavaScript "ECMAScript", but it's too late now.

Ian Norton-Badrul-2 wrote
> On Tue, Feb 05, 2013 at 04:18:16PM +0000, Jonathan Pryor wrote:
>> On Feb 5, 2013, at 10:23 AM, Alberto León <

> leontiscar@

> > wrote:
>> > But, JavaScript was the reason to Oracle denounced Google.
>> No, Java as why Oracle sued Google. JavaScript is completely different.
>> It's kinda/sorta/not-really like comparing C and Perl -- sure, they both
>> use '{' for blocks, but other than that...completely different.
> Anyone know why Java and Javascript share the "Java" bit?
> Ian
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