Why Scala is Not Very Good (a knee jerk reaction)
So after 6 hours of failing to do anything, I gave up, learned the basics of Go, and within 3 hours I implemented the basics my idea.
From this experience, I have come up with the following guidelines for what makes a programing language accessible
- can create a single file program that does something marginally useful
- simple dependency management for 3rd party libs
- basic install + run on the command line (I don't care to download some 400MB IDE to create a shell script)