Now I've been a C zealot for over 10 years, turning my nose up at pretty much every new language that comes into fashion and engaging in all sorts of zany schemes to feed my fetish (writing a DirectShow filter in pure C was I think my poorest decision yet ).
But one particularly boring evening a few weeks ago, I downloaded a Python interpreter and played around.
And it was soooo good.
It is nice to come up with a project and have pretty much every library you could need already in front of you. I wanted a way to download messages from a POP3 server and relay them to my own e-mail server. The examples semed to have a dependency on fcntl (which is a Linux library), but after less than an hour of tinkering from scratch, it was done.
But this doesn't apply to Java. No. Java should die in a fire.