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On 05/12/2007 01:44 AM, Alexandre Oliva wrote:
> On May 11, 2007, "Pablo Sánchez" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>> Maldita letra J...
>> Eu inclusive quero mudar (de novo) o nome da minha lib... tira o JsWebGets..
>> colocar outro nome... o Js é para o Javascript, mas o povo acha que é só
>> para Java... me mata isso...
> Reclama de quem deu o nome pra Javascript pra pegar carona no sucesso
> de Java ;-)

        Na verdade, pode-se dizer que o nome foi o resultado de uma
série de eventos infelizes, não teve relação com o sucesso do Java mas
com uma brincadeira que teve o efeito contrário e tinha um objetivo
diferente, o texto na [1]Wikipedia é tanto quanto "neutro", mas o
Douglas Crockford conta a história com mais detalhes, tanto no [2]site
dele quanto na série de [3]vídeos para o Yahoo!

| Despite the name, JavaScript is only distantly related to the Java
| programming language, the main similarity being the common debt to
| the C syntax. The language was renamed from LiveScript in a
| co-marketing deal between Netscape and Sun in exchange for Netscape
| bundling Sun's Java runtime with their browser, which was dominant
| at the time. Semantically, JavaScript syntax has far more in common
| with the Self programming language.
| JavaScript is a registered trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc. It was
| used under license for technology invented and implemented by Netscape
| Communications and current entities such as the Mozilla Foundation.
Referência: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JavaScript


| The Name
| The Java- prefix suggests that JavaScript is somehow related to Java,
| that it is a subset or less capable version of Java. It seems that
| the name was intentionally selected to create confusion, and from
| confusion comes misunderstanding. JavaScript is not interpreted Java.
| Java is interpreted Java. JavaScript is a different language.
| JavaScript has a syntactic similarity to Java, much as Java has to C.
| But it is no more a subset of Java than Java is a subset of C. It is
| better than Java in the applications that Java (fka Oak) was originally
| intended for.
| JavaScript was not developed at Sun Microsystems, the home of Java.
| JavaScript was developed at Netscape. It was originally called
| LiveScript, but that name wasn't confusing enough.
| The -Script suffix suggests that it is not a real programming language,
| that a scripting language is less than a programming language. But it
| is really a matter of specialization. Compared to C, JavaScript trades
| performance for expressive power and dynamism.
Referência: http://javascript.crockford.com/javascript.html

Douglas Crockford: "The JavaScript Programming Language"
Slides available at http://yuiblog.com/assets/crockford/javascript.zip


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