[svlug] Which computer languages did Sun Microsystems leave behind?

Marco Walther marco at sonic.net
Wed Jan 14 19:12:16 PST 2015


On 01/14/2015 05:55 PM, Jesse Monroy wrote:
> @Andrew, thanks. That's three (3) languages, and help on JS. FWIW: Sun
> also did a small amount of help on BDB (Berkely DB which is the engine
> for sqlite. But were off target)
>
> @Scott, this is a NON-google search.
>
> 1) Sun Microsystem is out of business, now part of Oracle.
> 2) Oracle is unlikely to promote any open source idea it can't make a buck on.
> 3) All the sun servers of any importance are gone.
>
> So the only way to make this list is to have old SUN people tell us.
> Or have maybe someone might remember some project - like some random
> VR language variant we have forgotten.
>
> SO OUR CANDIDATES ARE:
>
> 1) Java - the one we have come to love an hate.
> 2) TCL/TK - http://www.tcl.tk/man/tcl8.6/TclCmd/contents.htm (See the copyright)
> 3) Lua - of which I can't find the copyright at the moment
> 4) Self - a small talk dialect.
At least Fortress 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fortress_%28programming_language%29

-- Marco

>
> Anyone else?
>
> Jesse
>
>
> On 1/14/15, Andrew Wilcox <andrew.r.wilcox at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The Self programming language, which is a dialect of Smalltalk, was
>> developed in the 90s by people who worked at Sun Microsystems[1].  Sun did
>> a lot of work in open source besides just that, though; they developed NFS,
>> ZFS, some work on GNOME and X11, and even contributed to the SPARC Linux
>> kernel[2]. Also, iIt may seem obvious to some given the name, but
>> JavaScript - originally Mochascript - was also conceived in a joint project
>> between Sun and Netscape[3].
>>
>> Hope this helps!
>> --Andrew
>>
>> [1]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self_%28programming_language%29
>> [2]:
>> https://www.quora.com/What-were-Sun-Microsystems-contributions-to-open-source
>> [3]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ECMAScript
>>
>>
>>
>> On 13 January 2015 at 23:59, Jesse Monroy <jesse650 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Hey All,
>>> I'm curious. I know about Java; I think we all know that, but which
>>> other languages. So far I have found TCL/TK & Lua. You can see
>>> it in old copyright notices.
>>>
>>> Anyone else have any memories?
>>>
>>> TIA
>>> Jessse
>>>
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>>
>> --
>> Andrew Wilcox, http://foxkit.us/
>> C/C++/Python/Ruby developer, *BSD/Linux/Solaris sysadmin
>> current projects: open source DMG emulator, FreeBSD/sparc64 work
>>
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