dave.emerson (1) [Avatar] Offline
This may seem minor, but throughout the book you repeatedly refer to Scala syntax as strange. This is fine once or twice, but it's repeated again, and again, and again, and again, and again. This is an annoyance. While I'm sure that the syntax may be strange to those unfamiliar with functional programming, I don't think it's any stranger than other functional languages (or Ruby, for that matter). Odersky's Scala book goes into great detail explaining the rationale for the syntax, so please, please, please, just explain the syntax and move on. All you're doing is discouraging interest in the language that you've chosen for explaining functional programming. Makes no sense.
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