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From Aliaksandr Autayeu <>
Subject Re: using Scala for
Date Mon, 02 Jan 2012 20:51:38 GMT
An interesting post about Scala:

Jason, by the way, from what I saw following your link, I might love Scala
as much as... StringJoin @@ (MapThread[#1 <> #2 &, {{"I", "l", "v", "
", "P"}, {" ", "o", "e", "F", "!"}}]) (that's in Mathematica language) but
I would consider the article above, keeping in mind the audience of the


On Thu, Dec 29, 2011 at 6:46 PM, Aliaksandr Autayeu

> IMO, Java advantage is that of being a standard de-facto, with mature
> tools, infrastructure and other things. I'm sure, there are many cool toys
> out there (git was a cool toy once, and SVN is still a standard de-facto in
> many places), but ease of use of OpenNLP (standard Java without excessive
> dependencies + maven) is an enormous advantage of OpenNLP in most of my use
> cases.
> Aliaksandr
> P.S. The link is a nice collection of material!
> On Thu, Dec 29, 2011 at 6:27 PM, Jason Baldridge <
> > wrote:
>> I'd really like to use Scala in the rewrite, for reasons I've
>> already stated on the list. My thinking on this is to do the first
>> reorganization for in pure Java, make a release, and then
>> starting mixing in Scala. I've been happily mixing Scala and Java on a
>> number of projects without much fuss. However, I do so in the context of
>> using SBT (simple build tool), rather than maven (SBT can read Maven
>> declarations, FWIW). It is quite straightforward to use, and I'm now using
>> Eclipse with the Scala IDE for Eclipse to build Java/Scala projects - so
>> it
>> should be straightforward for others to get up and running with it.
>> I'd be interested in hearing whether anyone has any particular concerns or
>> objections about this plan. Also interested in hearing whether anyone is
>> particularly keen on the use of Scala.
>> BTW, if you haven't seen much of Scala before, I have some very gentle
>> introductions (aimed at first time programmers) for getting started with
>> it
>> on my blog. You can find links to the posts, plus to lots of other
>> resources here:
>> --
>> Jason Baldridge
>> Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics
>> The University of Texas at Austin

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