Java is the new Bash?

September 7, 2007

Shock! Dilbert programs in Java!

Since that link probably won’t survive the test of time, today’s Dilbert cartoon has Dilbert coding an incompetent co-worker job in Java. This is (hopefully) a reference to the original line: “I will replace you with a shell script. A very short shell script.“. Amusing how this translates into Java in Dilbert: –

  • Java is the language of choice for replacing incompetent people
  • Even an incompetent person’s competent funcations can’t be coded in a short app

Damnation by slight praise, then?