The following question popped up in a draft of a programmers’ guide.

What info are we going to provide for Java programmers?

My suggested answer?

References to books about real programming languages.

Yeah, I know, Java is a real programming language, modern just-in-time compilers are so good that infinite loops finish in seconds, the language is so productive that most programmers do likewise, yadda yadda yadda. Java folks give “defensive programming” a whole new meaning. It’s a joke, son. Laugh.