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Watching the adoption of Native Scala is like watching the faces of the Lemmings when…

They realize all their “little friends” have been leading them off the face of a cliff.  I know it’s a bit macabre, but *can* I watch?  The Oracle-hating (read success-hating) that birthed Scala is finally coming to a head.  lemmings

By their fruits you shall know them.  The final fraudulent claim: all the trash code produced by Scala’s over-complexity will somehow run faster natively, and that the saving grace is finally getting rid of that darn JVM.  As I have said previously FYI: creating a new language does’t make your writing better.  Java used to have ahead-of-time compilation too, but that died off because dynamic run time application redefinition is more valuable in a business sense then statically compiled code.  It is easy to criticize a mature, free, and broadly adopted platform like the JVM for the minor flaws it has, and very hard to create a new native platform that actually works.  More likely Scala will loose the tiny market share it has long before this native platform kills off the stragglers.

But seriously, is it too much to hope that *all* the talent-haters and success-haters will be killed off by this one Darwin Award qualifying mass extinction event?