5 Minutes of Xtend

There is a relatively new JVM based language, Xtend. Their homepage says “JAVA 10, TODAY!”, so I thought I would give it a try, I was especially interested in operator overloading support, and the fact that it compiles to Java code, not Java byte code.

Unfortunately, after 5 minutes with it, and pasting some non Java code in an xtend file, Eclipse hangs forever, even on restart. After creating another workspace, just to trash the new workspace a similar way. This is quite incredible for a nearly 2 years old project, on eclipse.org.

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