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Scala 2.8.0 released

Jesper de Jong
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We've been waiting for it for a long time, and now it's here: Scala 2.8.0.

A lot has changed in this version compared to Scala 2.7: there's a whole list of new language features and also the libraries have evolved, especially the collections library has been rewritten and is now much better than in Scala 2.7.

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Garrett Rowe
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Finally!

Aside from the Collections stuff, which is really cool. My favorite feature of 2.8 is the named/ default arguments. Which is probably a big enough change in syntax to warrant the bumping of the major number to 3.0, but of course they didn't ask me.


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