Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Kotlin: less is more

JetBrains announced a new JVM language underway: Kotlin. Thanks to Cedric Beust for pointing this out.

My first impression of Kotlin is a simpler Scala retaining the core principle: let the compiler do more, the programmer less. Heavy amounts of inference where it is useful, much shared syntax.

Good luck, JetBrains!

UPDATE: I missed this wiki page my first pass through: Comparison to Scala. The page has interesting comments as well.

UPDATE: Stephen Colebourne expresses a lot of my thoughts better than I do on Kotlin.

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