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Scala Comments

Had I come from the comically verbose world of Java develop ...

Comment by ttmrichter
about Scala · Jun 2011 ·

Had I come from the comically verbose world of Java development and encountered Scala I would have been wowed by its concise, expressive syntax. Since, however, I've come from the other direction -- the world of functional languages like Erlang and Haskell -- I'm underwhelmed and a bit disappointed as Scala is, by comparison, still a bloated language full of extraneous, repetitive syntax.

Scala is not a horrible language by any stretch of the imagination. I would not hate my job if I had to work with it. It does nothing, however, that I cannot do easier and faster in Erlang (from which it borrows many of its strengths) other than very easily interact with other libraries in Java. (You can interact with Java in Erlang, but it isn't as easy as it is in Scala.)

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