G+: Urgh

David Coles
Urgh. Java, you really suck doing anything in a Unix environment. No concept of file permissions, no concept of current user, very limited support for a high-level abstraction of file descriptors and no support for socket families other than AF_INET.

This is one thing I think Python's library got right - provide portable abstractions, but let people gain access to the platform specific stuff if needed.

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