I just read that one on the mailing list. I found it relevant enough to share it with those who did not subscribe to it:

First Lothar Pfeiler:

I still wonder, if it’s cool to have such a big discussion on how to convert a string into an integer, or if all the java developers laugh at us.

Then dolphin278:

They are busy with their spaceship-size configuration files, so we safe

A geek joke… but I fully backup that statement as a good caricature of the Java versus JS situation.