A Neophyte's Take on Scala
A blog post has recently been making the rounds in all the usual programming fora–/r/programming, hackernews, and so on–even eliciting a response from Scala’s creator himself. There’s a lot of discussion both productive and inflammatory out there already, but I thought I’d jot down my perspective on the common points as someone who: 1. picked scala up relatively recently (2.9.2 and 2.10), 2. has worked with it for a few months on the side, and 3. comes from a background of dynamic languages.
I was going to test out some of the codeblock functionality in octopress, but as it turns out the fancy stuff I wanted to test is not available in master and I’m far too lazy to sync to 2.1 at the moment. As such, everyone will have to settle for this plain jane snippet: