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   Announcement: Release of Scala v1.1.0-b1

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  • Subject: Announcement: Release of Scala v1.1.0-b1
  • From: Burak Emir <Burak.Emir@epfl.ch>
  • Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2004 10:24:54 +0100
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Version 1.1.0-b1 of Scala was released yesterday. Scala is a programming 
language somewhere between Java and Standard ML that is compiled to Java 
bytecode. Readers of this list might be interested in an undocumented 
XML markup option of the compiler (-Xmarkup). With this, it is possible 
to write:

class MyClass {
   /** a function creating a html document containing a message
   def createBody( msg:String ) = {
              <title>{ msg }</title>
            <body background="#fff">
               <h1>{ msg }</h1>
               <p> created automatically on { getDate() }</p>
  // last expression of a block is the result
  // C,Java-style comments are not allowed in literals.

The other changes compared to the previously available version are:

- New syntax to conveniently define several variables, values, methods
or classes which have the same initialising expression.

- New support for enumerations in the standard library.

- Change in the license to remove the advertising clause.

- Support for value classes in the scalap tool.

- Several bugs fixed in the compiler, standard library and installers.

The Scala team.


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