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Old 18 April 2004, 16:20   #84
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It's not particularly cool. It's only used for game scripting, nothing low-level at all. They could just as easily have used javascript or perl or python or any language, either by writing their own interpreter or by using an existing interpreter/compiler that can call external functions. The fact that they chose Java is largely irrelevant: the engine is PC only.

I suspect that the reason they chose it was so that they could make the engine easily modifiable and because Java SDK is freely downloadable. No really big advantage over other languages really, considering most other languages also have free versions.
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