My head just exploded. Twice.

ngocdaothanh wrote:
> Because Lift's ad is so good.


  For example:
> "Lift is the only new framework in the last four years to offer fresh
> and innovative approaches to web development. It's not just some
> incremental improvements over the status quo, it redefines the state
> of the art. If you are a web developer, you should learn Lift. Even if
> you don't wind up using it everyday, it will change the way you
> approach web applications."
> Lift can't be used without Scala. Is there a plan to implement Lift in
> Clojure, for example? :D


> On Oct 22, 3:47 pm, TylerWeir <> wrote:
>> On Oct 22, 2:02 am, ngocdaothanh <> 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:
>>> 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
>> then?
>>> On Oct 22, 2:13 pm, jlist9 <> 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 <> wrote:
>>>>> 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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