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Carsten Saager

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Re: Ruby and Scala Posted: Dec 5, 2006 4:49 PM
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> > I found trying to read the Scala docs painful, because
> it
> > is upward compatible with Java

I agree with the first half of the statement - there are many redundancies in the Scale docs and many things left unexplained - the FP aspects are virtually intangible to the majority of the programmers.

> I agree that this is a burden, in particularly for the
> people who have to specify and implement the language.
> But on the other hand, users get full access to the huge
> set of Java libraries and frameworks.

This make the language useful. Even for the folks that stopped reading the Intro after chapter 2 admit that: We have the specific problem that we want our code to be compatible with .NET and Java 2 - Scala opens for us a way to use a modern language without letting this go.

Carsten Saager

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Re: Ruby and Scala Posted: Dec 5, 2006 4:51 PM
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Is Nice still alive? There hasn't been much activity the last few times I checked

Kaveh Shahbazian

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Re: Ruby and Scala Posted: Apr 9, 2007 2:54 AM
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I think in languages world Scala and F# are showing how to be, and Ruby is showing how to act.
Ofcourse you need JVM or .NET, you need a big stable framework .

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