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Provide Parity Between LotusScript and Java 
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: Peter Presnell26659 25 Jul 2008
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I would like to see the choice of programming Notes applications with either LotusScript or Java become more one of personal preference rather than significant differences in functional capabilities.  To achieve this we need to enhance the LotusScript language to provide some of the things Java can already do (e.g. polymorphism) and allow Java code to be used in places in which it is presently only possible to use LotusScript (e.g. UI events).  This would mirror what MicroSoft have done with .Net development in which programmers can develop an application using VB.Net (LotusScript), J# (Java) or C# with minimal difference in what the application can do in either language.  We shouldn't need to have to program in both languages nor be restricted with what we can do by virtue of using the programming language of choice.

1) Jens-B. Augustiny636 (27 Jul 2008)
May I ask to have PL/1 introduced to Designer?

Seems the dream of having only one programming language for anything, even slicing bread.

Structures of LotusScript and Java are too different, so chances are, that such an attempt is not feasible at all.

You compare to dotNet development: This comparision is not fair. Remeber, Microsoft did break anything from back and all the dotNet languages are newly designed beasts without having to consider backward compatibility at all, thats a heavy difference to what we have, where the single parts came along during the evolution of the product
2) Rob Goudvis6585 (28 Jul 2008)
In principle I agree wit the idea, but given the time the development team has, it doesn't look efficient to use that time on this idea.
3) Morten Clausen421 (29 Jul 2008)
Um, like providing eye candy and breaking features? Yeah, that's far more important than opening Notes to more developers, I can see that. :-)


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