The Artima Developer Community
Sponsored Link

Weblogs Forum
Is Scala Only for Computer Scientists?

17 replies on 2 pages. Most recent reply: May 18, 2017 11:02 PM by Frank Douglas

Welcome Guest
  Sign In

Go back to the topic listing  Back to Topic List Click to reply to this topic  Reply to this Topic Click to search messages in this forum  Search Forum Click for a threaded view of the topic  Threaded View   
    Next Topic
Flat View: This topic has 17 replies on 2 pages [ « | 1 2 ]
Matt Gerrans

Posts: 1153
Nickname: matt
Registered: Feb, 2002

Re: Is Scala Only for Computer Scientists? Posted: Apr 2, 2013 5:19 PM
Reply to this message Reply
Advertisement
I think a lot of people here are missing Bruce's point, despite the fact that he gave explicit disclaimers about it not being that Scala is "bad" or "complicated" or what have you.

I think the salient point is that for a first language, you don't want to have to introduce a ton of computer science topics just to show a simple example of usage. Explaining things like iterators to someone who is just beginning to learn programming is probably a good recipe for getting them to go learn something else besides programming.

So maybe the conclusion is that people should start out with very simple (if lame) programming languages and do simple (if lame) things like procedural programming. Then work up to more useful things like OOP while upgrading to cooler languages.

A variant of this idea may apply for people learning managed or interpreted languages vs. lower level C/C++ type languages. My impression is that people who grow up on languages that are farther from the metal may be missing a certain sense of how things actually work.

rohit bhattarai

Posts: 1
Nickname: jstrohit
Registered: Jan, 2017

Re: Is Scala Only for Computer Scientists? Posted: Jan 30, 2017 2:20 AM
Reply to this message Reply
righ now i am noob bt oneday nearby i will send u a full description about this question.

Frank Douglas

Posts: 1
Nickname: mgunnell1
Registered: May, 2017

Re: Is Scala Only for Computer Scientists? Posted: May 18, 2017 11:02 PM
Reply to this message Reply
Thanks for the guidiance.

Flat View: This topic has 17 replies on 2 pages [ « | 1  2 ]
    Next Topic Topic: The Principles of Good Programming


Sponsored Links



Google
  Web Artima.com   

Copyright © 1996-2017 Artima, Inc. All Rights Reserved. - Privacy Policy - Terms of Use - Advertise with Us