On Oct 22, 2:02 am, ngocdaothanh <ngocdaoth...@gmail.com> wrote:
> jlist9,
> This is a Lift group, but I have to say I feel the same about Scala.
> I had to ask for advice 
> here:http://groups.google.com/group/liftweb/browse_thread/thread/a588f997a...
> Scala may help me to get my work done for the day. But I don't feel
> happy with Scala. Scala makes me feel I'm a slave all the day to
> machines (or Scala itself!).

If it makes you feel like a slave, why are you using Scala at all

> On Oct 22, 2:13 pm, jlist9 <jli...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > override def validations = validPriority _ :: super.validations
> > This is a more of a comment about Scala than one about Lift - this does
> > look cryptic to me. And this is just one of the simpler syntax that confuses
> > people, who are new to the language. And I'm one of them.
> > I understand that you don't have to learn all the tricks/syntax to start
> > coding in Scala but you do have to understand it when you read
> > source code of libraries written by someone with much more advanced
> > language skills.
> > In David's book he says "After more than two years of coding Scala, ...
> > My brain has finally stopped hurting." This sounds like a very high
> > barrier to entry.
> > I'm just wondering why Scala has to be so complicated. I'm sure a lot
> > of things in Scala have their reasons but at the mean time I also
> > suspect that many of the odd things are there to reduce
> > typing, which is advertised as one of the advantages of this language -
> > conciseness. (I could be very wrong due to my lack of understanding.)
> > If the latter is true, I feel that I'd rather type a little more to make the
> > code easier to read.
> > Just feeling a little frustrated learning Scala. I think it's much
> > easier learning
> > Java. Not much surprise. Not sure if anyone shares my experience
> > (and opinion, if there is one.)
> > On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 3:56 PM, Randinn <rand...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > >http://localhost3000.de/2009/10/a-quick-glance-at-lift/
> > > The site above is a blog post from a Rails developer, he had some good
> > > and bad things to say about Lift and since I do not know enough to
> > > debate with him I thought I'd post it here.
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