Thursday, December 11, 2008

No closures in Java 7

Ricky's technical blog: Java Just Died (no closures in Java 7), referring to a tweet.
As Neal Gafter wrote in his blog post Is the Java Language Dying? "...we should place Java on life support and move our development to new languages such as Scala...". Yea, I know I abuse the quote, but its not too bad.
Actually I think Java is going to be around for a long while, like Cobol, there is just too much good tooling around it.
Fortunately, it will not be too hard to switch to Scala being statically typed and thus stable in a large code base and tooling friendly. Haven knows how much grief you can have in a very large code base with refactoring and not statically typed languages like groovy, ruby, python.

Had to add this one: "I'm not dead yet!"


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