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Carson Gross

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Re: The Origins of Scala Posted: May 8, 2009 2:07 PM
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> Once again, a claim that Java is way more verbose than
> another language is refuted.

Yeah. The example given is really just a case where the library utilities in Scala are better than the ones available in Java.

Still, you have to admit that closures and type inference clean up statically typed languages a lot.

Cheers,
Carson

Gregor Zeitlinger

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Re: The Origins of Scala Posted: May 21, 2009 8:21 AM
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> As a side note, is anyone else shocked that Java doesn't
> have ImmutableCollection, ImmutableList, ImmutableSet and
> ImmutableMap interfaces? They could be easily added with
> no backwards compatability issues and would make loads of
> API's much, much more obvious.
Yes, I just realized that when I started using google collections. They are not the same as the immutable list of fan, because they can contain mutable objects, though.

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