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From Prince Arora <aroraprince...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: toValueList, toValueMap, toValueSet
Date Sun, 04 Sep 2016 01:27:41 GMT
I am not using scala. This happens when i use gradle to build zest but
working fine ./gradlew
I have attached patch for  ZEST-174 on jira. Please let me know if any
changes or improvements needed.

On Sun, Sep 4, 2016 at 4:54 AM, Niclas Hedhman <niclas@hedhman.org> wrote:

> Thanks Sandro,
> I am awake again, and installing JDK on my Linux box (so much Java dev on
> that one).
> The Scala effort in Zest kind of died off, for primarily two reasons I
> think.
> Firstly, personally I am very disappointed with Scala. It is too complex
> and I think it promotes "cleverness" in code writing, leading to obscure
> code. Reminds me a bit of Perl, that it is possible to write nice Perl, but
> most people don't.
> Secondly, since the experiment was done by Rickard, to support two-way
> Mixin's and more, Scala has made a couple of major release cycles, and they
> are notorious for breaking compatibility. This makes it difficult to
> expense the effort to hook into the language for us, since next release may
> invalidate every single bit and we need to start over (or get stuck).
> So, I am a bit ambivalent on how to view future support for Scala.
> BUT, I don't think Prince is using Scala per se, it is just showing up
> during the regular Zest build.
> Cheers
> <trim src="few hundred lines"/>
> --
> Niclas Hedhman, Software Developer
> http://zest.apache.org - New Energy for Java

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