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If scala is said to be like advanced version of Java then what was need for new language?  RSS feed

 
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I read that scala is like advanced version of java. If scala is said to be like advanced version of Java then what was need for new language instead of release of new version of java?

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Scala is not advanced Java.
It's a different language, intended to be far more functional than Java (that is "functional" as in "functional programming").  As well as a bunch of other things the developers felt would be nice.
 
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