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What made Scala too complicated? The type system, or something else?

it comes from the need to support java (which is of course also the language's great strength). see for example http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3689407/disadvantages-of-... or http://programmers.stackexchange.com/questions/51245/what-ki... - answers there discuss the tension between types and java (especially the long first answer in the second link).

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