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    exoteric

    Scala is a very advanced, highly coherent, hybrid object-oriented functional programming language with a unique mix of features.

     

    Some great presentations from Vimeo below:

    The audio is not the best but the content is superb.

     

    Some topics discussed in the videos:

    • Monads
    • Type systems
    • Kind systems
    • Type Classes
    • Turing-complete type system
    • Actors
    • Continuations
    • Delimited Continuations
    • Existentials

     

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    Charles

    Excellent. I met one of the Scala compiler developers at OSCON. Interesting guy, Sadly, just as we were about to record a C9 conversation (with one of the F# compiler devs), he got called away. Cell phones suck, man....

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    Charles said:

    Excellent. I met one of the Scala compiler developers at OSCON. Interesting guy, Sadly, just as we were about to record a C9 conversation (with one of the F# compiler devs), he got called away. Cell phones suck, man....

    C

    That's too bad. Perhaps another chance will present itself at a future conference. Cell phones do indeed suck at times!

     

    The people that worked on Generic Java (GJ) was a world class dream team: Martin Odersky (Scala), Philip Wadler (Links, Haskell), Gilad Bracha (Newspeak), David Stoutamire (Sather).

     

    I admire the Scala feature set. It's going to be used to create fantastic libraries and frameworks.

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