Sunday, November 19, 2006

Scala Genau!

Scala. Having heard about it for a while (and since I already indulge some in functional programming language explorations from time to time), I decided to check it out a little closer. I saw some stuff on Google Video too. It looks pretty smart. Perhaps even so nice that stuff like Jython, JRuby, Rhino (js) and Groovy (how you doin'?) could seem a little less of an obvious "next step". (And I've been using Jython to alleviate the pains of Java The Language for years..) Now, that sentiment is likely a result of my recent interest in OCaml though, so take it with a pinch of salt. But if the main man behind it can use it to Pimp my Library, I mean.. sweet. And, oh, seriously.. If this doesn't sell it, I can't say what would:
Our P+R department has recommended we popularize our language with a charts-compatible techno-dance-trance song.
So they did: "Scala - genau!"

That made my Saturday.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Alas, There is No Escape

I ought to resign my other programming language explorations and let my sanity be sapped by this: Lovecraft.

Now, should there not be an abundant amount of semicolons in that language? And of course endless oneliners with meaning conveyed through arcane convolutions of expression; going on and on like some overzealously nested functional language programming style where the meaning must not be divided into parts for the sake of avoiding stilted repetition and unrythmic stanzas of short bursts of statements — or am I wrong perhaps, ignorant of the truth behind the veils and not knowing what I say to thee?