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Java InfoWorld's Andrew Binstock takes an in-depth look at scripting language performance on the JVM. While Java has become more complex, the JVM has become one of the fastest and most efficient execution platforms available, creating an opening for a new generation of languages that lack Java's syntax overload to take advantage of the JVM. The report examines Groovy, JRuby, Scala, Fanthom, and Jython. Of the five, Groovy and JRuby have risen from the niche, a trend that will also likely benefit Scala and Fanthom as well. Jython's moment in the sun, Binstock writes, has probably come and gone.
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Scala?
by sigzero on Thu 15th Jul 2010 01:41 UTC
sigzero
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2006-01-03

Scala is NOT a scripting language!

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RE: Scala?
by DataPath on Thu 15th Jul 2010 01:48 in reply to "Scala?"
DataPath Member since:
2005-06-29

Did you see his definition of "scripting language"?

"Technologists differ on what exactly is a scripting language[...] I used a broader definition, which is any JVM language that is simpler to code in than Java."

Brilliant.

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RE[2]: Scala?
by sigzero on Thu 15th Jul 2010 02:17 in reply to "RE: Scala?"
sigzero Member since:
2006-01-03

LOL...I missed that. He is, um, not smart.

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