Jim Weirich wrote:
> 
> It would indeed be a mistake to overlook it, but I don't see the facts 
> supporting the conclusion.

Well, never let it be said that I was foolish enough to argue with Jim 
Weirich :-) Perhaps I'm letting my own preconceptions creep in. However, 
I don't have a (financial) dog in this fight since I don't earn a living 
from either Java, Python, or Ruby.