my experience is more of the kind that java programmers i meet often rant about perl before i've said *one* word about java. they usually laugh about perl not being a real language because blah blah. my opinion about java is that i don't love it like perl but it's not bad at all. i just prefer perl whenever i can because i like it, because development time is shorter and because performance is better (in my experience, that is!).
so my question would be why are a lot of java programmers agressive like that?
often the same people continuously try to convince me to use eclipse and make jokes about vim. can't they just shut up? i don't bug them with vim either if i'm not asked.