On Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 9:29 AM, Jim Barrows <jim.barr...@gmail.com> wrote:

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> On Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 9:15 AM, Chris Lewis <burningodzi...@gmail.com>wrote:
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>>
>> My head just exploded. Twice.
>>
>
> That explains the wet face this morning when I woke up... thought it was
> the dog licking it... :)
>
>
>>
>> ngocdaothanh wrote:
>> > Because Lift's ad is so good.
>>
>> *boom*
>>
>
> It was good.  My first thought was "Yeah....
> rIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIGHT!"  Let's see what they mean.....
> And voila... here I am.. so it was good, if only because it was right :)
>
>
>>
>>  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
>>
>
I've thought about it and even done some initial poking around with
Clojure.  It could be done, but I really like static typing so don't want to
spend a lot of time in Clojure's unityped land.


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>> *BOOM*
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>
> Ummm.. ok.. This one I understand.
>
>
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>> >
>> >
>> > On Oct 22, 3:47 pm, TylerWeir <tyler.w...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> >> 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
>> >> then?
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>> 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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> --
> James A Barrows
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