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I found that comment strage. Scala is quite usable once you start actually, well, using it. If you just read through the docs it can be intimidating but if you start using it as a "better Java" and then start biting off the more sophisticated features it's not hard to get going at all. Having tried both Clojure and Scala there's no way I'd throw away the benefits of static typing in a good, modern FP.

However, my money is on neither. I'm looking forward to Kotlin from Jetbrains: http://confluence.jetbrains.net/display/Kotlin/Welcome

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