I'm getting slightly irritated by reading that Groovy has "emerged
from it's log gestation period" and the like.
Please do not reinforce this view.
Here are some facts to help:
Groovy has been going for just on three years and we are at 1.0
Java started (as Oak) in June 1991 and was released as 1.0alpha on
May 23rd 1995
Python started in 1991 and was released in 1994
Ruby started in 1993 and 1.0alpha was released on August 13th 1997
From the above it seems we have taken pretty much the industry
standard time to develop a programming language.
If you can please point this out, politely, to anybody suggesting we
took a long time.
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