[thelist] Java/Javascript (was Re: Calculating time user spends on site)

Eike Pierstorff eike.p at t-online.de
Wed May 8 06:52:01 CDT 2002

> They _are_ 'connected'. That's the main reason they renamed the sucker
> from LiveScript to JavaScript. ;-)

"Other than an incomplete syntatic resemblance and the fact that both
Java and Javascript can deliver "executable content" over networks, the
two languages are entirely unrelated. The similarity of names is purely
a marketing ploy (the language was originally called LiveScript and its
name was changed to Javascript at the last minute). [1]

[1] David Flanagan - Javascript. The definitive Guide (O'Reilly &
Associates 1997)

eike pierstorff
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