OK, so it wouldn't actually *kill* Jython per se, but is 1.5 going to remove the impetus for most Java developers / teams to use Jython? (obviously, those who *have* to interact with Python, or have a large team of python users, would be unaffected).
Y'see, AFAICS, many of the biggest advantages of Jython are being implemented in 1.5 (hallelujah!), e.g.:
- simplified iterators (can't remember the technical term atm, sri )
- auto-casting a la STL
Obviiously, that leaves a few features unimplemented, but when Java has those, the value seems to me to go down considerably, for most people I suspect below the point where it's worth using 2 languages instead of 1 on a project.
...and Jython still has that annoying "tabs denote scope" bug (OK, they call it a feature. But try editing Python code in an HTML form