Re: scala (was good site for programming tutorials)

To clarify, I would guess that almost every feature of Scala can be found in other, sometimes esoteric languages. What makes Scala revolutionary is its combination of both theoretical and practical soundness.


Jamal


On 8/26/2010 8:03 AM, Jamal Mazrui wrote:
Let us avoid language wars here, but I think Scala is much more readable
and practical than LISP. Scala does not require functional programming
like LISP. OOP is fully supported, but functional programming is also
solidly supported. It is called Scala because it is intended as a
scalable language, where one can use advanced features as needed. In my
opinion, Scala is a revolutionary language, not just in the ivory tower
but in the real world as well.

Jamal

On 8/26/2010 12:49 AM, Sina Bahram wrote:
Not to be pedantic or anything, but most of the "advantages of java"
so to speak stem from the nature of the language itself, so it
might be a bit disingenuous, pedagogically speaking, to say that all
Java's advantages exist, because I would submit that it's most
important ones, absolutely do not.

Don't' get me wrong, I'm a huge fan of languages like Scala, although
I tend to just use a language that can do everything Scala can
and more, called Lisp, if I want that sort of thing.


Take care,
Sina

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Interesting site.

If scala compiles into java bytecode, then all advantages of java are
available.
Note that swing interfaces are not inaccessible. You juste have to
install the java access bridge and then most of swing API become
accessible. There are few problems with the advanced controls, but the
standard ones go well.
And about turning a java program into windows executable, there is
launch4j.
This program wrap a jar file into an exe.

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