"Here's a fun game to play at your next developer cocktail
party. If someone asks you what you're interested in, tell them
'Jython.' Inevitably, their response will be, 'Jython is dead.' Six
months ago, I would have agreed, but with recent investment by Sun
Microsystems, it appears that Jython is very much alive and ready
to be used. I'll spend a little bit of time talking about some
recent Jython history, and then compile the latest revision of
Jython from source and play around with it a bit.
"Jython is one of the many dynamic languages built on top of the
Java Virtual Machine. The Jython project began in 1997. The
original release was written by Jim Hugunin, who worked on it until
1999. Jim currently develops IronPython, the .NET implementation of
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