Giving up after spending a week trying to learn what a compiler was, Lund decided to use the repl.it version of Java to try it out. He was immediately confused by the language. “Why do I have to put
String in front of some variables and
int in front of others?” he reportedly asked his friend Mike, bewildered. “Aren’t they both just variables?”
Lund was also appalled by “the lack of basic features” in the Java language. “When I add
Last night, Lund apparently stayed up the entire night trying to subtract an integer from a string.
“It’s apparent that Java is just designed to make your life harder,” Lund said in an interview with Nonfree News, “but I’ve discovered a few more of these ‘alternative programming languages’. There’s one called PHP that sounds interesting - I might give it a shot tomorrow.”