Scala vs. Clojure

There are some discussions about Scala vs. Clojure – which one could replace Java on the VM.

I think the object oriented features of Scala make the language more usable for real world applications.

But the idea of Clojure – tight integration with Java through Iterable and Iterator, implementing Java interfaces, but keeping immutable structures, compared to Scala which creates it’s own incompatible versions, should prove much more successful. I like that definitely way better, Scala should adopt that approach. And of course implementing STM in Clojure is genius – lots of people talk about STM and it could be the next big thing for sharing state in distributed applications.

Thanks for listening.

Update: Sequences in Clojure