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As far as the feature sets go, what's the difference between Jython and Python? Also, does anyone here know whether the intent is to bring the two closer together or just let them continue to diverge? Thanks, Burk
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As far as I know, any divergence is minimal, and potentially shrinking. Yes, there's a small lag in the Jython version compared to the current Python release version. Otherwise, Jython strives to be as close to Python as possible. There is a tangible list of differences among Jython's docs.
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That's good news. I haven't looked at either of them in way too long, but I seem to remember some kind of core difference... maybe something to do with the different way memory is allocated in C/C++ and Java. Does that ring any bells?
This may not true at all but it is what i think. In my opinion, if you are able to code in python and java, you may see jython as python that allows you to use java features in scripting language without losing any funcitonality that python has.