I haven't written in here for a while because I've been deep into developing a little program in Java. I'll probably post it when I'm done. Suffice it to say, Java is neat, but it sucks at the same time. I've been spoiled by Perl's hashrefs and scalar types. So much code is dedicated to swiching types back and forth in Java. Other than that, Java just rocks on the object-oriented stuff. It's so easy to do exactly what you need in an object, instance variables versus class variables, public versus private, etc. And the way the Eclipse development environment compiles as you type and gives you feedback immediately about stuff just rocks.