> Hopefully this is comforting: Sun has just hired the JRuby team to
> work full time on JRuby. This makes Ruby the first official dynamic
> language supported by Sun on the JVM.
Didn't "groovy" beat Ruby in that regard? Or is it not "supported"
beyond getting a JSR?
That's correct; Ruby is the first that is financially supported by Sun.
JSRs are approved by the JCP Executive Committee, not Sun directly. I,
too, wonder what that means for Groovy. While it may not be Groovy's
death knell, it is certainly at least a hedged bet and may in fact be a
vote of no-confidence in Groovy. Time will tell.
It's funny that the Groovy FAQ answer for "What is Groovy?" states,
"Think of it as a Ruby or Python like language that is tightly
integrated with the Java platform - allowing you the same powerful and
concise coding syntax as Ruby or Pyton [sic] but allowing you to stay on
Once JRuby reaches 1.0 (a Sun goal) will there be any need for Groovy?