Friday, June 26, 2009

Scala + Eclipse: Still Not Quite Right

 I like Scala, and I am excited about it. But for some reason, every time I try to use it I encounter some minor annoying issue that sort of turns me off and prevents me from making more use of it. Not something significant mind you (type system, performance) but rather something simply annoying.

This time: I just read about improvements to the Eclipse IDE which would make it easy to create mixed Java/Scala projects, which would be great for Plural. So I downloaded it, installed it, and what do you know, I can't even create an object without a syntax error! This is definitely a bug, since I created an object using the wizards, but when I do it I get a syntax error, "Syntax Error: Delete these tokens" on my object declaration. This bug has been reported, but not fixed, and makes the plugin entirely unusable for me. Boo!

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