Oracle Proposes Removing Nashorn from Java ‘Because it’s hard.’
When Oracle purchased Sun Microsystems and thus took over custody of the Java programming language, many of us in the community were concerned that Oracle’s tendency towards side-tracking projects it didn’t find profitable would affect the venerable language.
In it’s latest lazy, bone-headed move, the decision to remove Nashorn from Java in JDK 11 should be a warning to all that the widely-used language is in peril.
Because they are functional.
In short: It’s a foolish move that will ultimately hurt the language. Java needs Nashorn to be able to compete with Next-gen languages. Without this evolution — which should be enhanced rather than side-lined — the language will wind up on the scrap heap with it’s forefathers, COBOL and FORTRAN, etc.
You remember those languages, right?