The Scala language fuses object-oriented and functional programming while staying completely interoperable with Java. It is compiled to JVM class files, subclassing is allowed both ways between Java and Scala classes, and no glue code needs to be written by users.
Scala also adds several important and convenient constructs, such as:
- mixin composition with traits,
The second major version of Scala is now publicly available. This version adds some new constructs to the language and simplifies some idioms (http://scala.epfl.ch/docu/scala2.html).
There are also the following new tools:
- a new `scalac' compiler, which is completely written in Scala
- a new `scalaint' interpreter shell, which is integrated with the compiler and which drops most restrictions of the previous version.
- a new Eclipse plugin. See http://scala.epfl.ch/docu/eclipse/index.html
- a new tool `sbaz' to manage and distribute Scala packages. See http://scala.epfl.ch/downloads/sbaz.html
This implementation runs on the Java VM, JDK 1.4 or 1.5. An automatic installer is available for Windows, MacOS X, Linux, Solaris, and most other operating systems.
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