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March 22, 2013
On 2013-03-21 23:20, Kagamin wrote:

> Interesting, can java into CTFE and compile-time code generation?

Scala supports AST macros and therefore also executing functions during compile time. I guess they just invoke a new instance of the compiler during compile time.

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March 22, 2013
On Fri, 2013-03-22 at 08:36 +0100, Jacob Carlborg wrote:
> On 2013-03-21 23:20, Kagamin wrote:
> 
> > Interesting, can java into CTFE and compile-time code generation?
> 
> Scala supports AST macros and therefore also executing functions during compile time. I guess they just invoke a new instance of the compiler during compile time.

Groovy also supports AST tranformations. Two of which are:

	@TypeChecked
	@CompileStatic

so as to make Groovy a dynamic language which can have static type checked bits and full static compiled bits. I am not sure that C├ędric has realized CTFE, I will ask.

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March 22, 2013
It's also somewhat wrong to pair D with C++. C++ can't bring anything new to JVM because as a language it's not more powerful than Java, it's just native - and that feature gives no advantage on a virtual machine, because native features will not work there and thus should be discarded. On the other hand D has not only native but also some cross-platform features like scope guard, so it's not like C++: C++ can't compete with java on JVM, D can.
March 23, 2013
On Friday, 22 March 2013 at 17:32:19 UTC, Kagamin wrote:
> It's also somewhat wrong to pair D with C++. C++ can't bring anything new to JVM because as a language it's not more powerful than Java, ...

What? That's clearly wrong. C++ is far more powerful than Java. One example is templates - java has generics, not templates.
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