Does Java even have a standard or is it too "new"?
It has a language specification that has not been ratified by a standards body, as far as I know, and then the implementation by Sun/Oracle is arguably a reference implementation.Originally Posted by AndrewHunter
Thank you for splitting out that thread Laser (and or Salem); some sort of notification would have helped a little though . I will look at that and revisit the topic later, I think I see where you guys are going...have fun with that.
As a side note, since I was not a comp sci major, are you guys taught in your courses the difference between the requirements of the language and the implementation? It seems there are many questions where the OPsters have confused these topics.
Last edited by gardhr; 09-07-2011 at 12:41 AM.
Sorry, there was a sudden bout of lag for me.Originally Posted by AndrewHunter
Anyway *clears throat*, this thread was split from: Differnce between C and Java returning an Object reference/pointer
Does that really need to be taught? It is like teaching a child that there may be a difference between the photograph of the food shown on the menu and what the food actually looks like when it arrives on his/her plate.Originally Posted by AndrewHunter
I'm hoping that by actually answering those kinds of questions the asker realizes they don't need to know. Sometimes just by being honest you can speak enough jibberish to make them disinterested, but not extend to being uninformative.