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I want to be able to write in Java and enjoy it. That way I could have a job and love it, too.

I'd also like to be able to fly like Superman, which is a much more reasonable goal.

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@MutoShack IntelliJ IDEA makes it bearable, and if yo understand Java well, it's not too bad.

You can also use Kotlin which gives you a bit more freedom.

@loke @MutoShack Yep, IntelliJ helps but Java still sucks. Kotlin is a small step to take but a significant improvement in usability and code quality. The interop is not perfect but among the best I've seen between languages.

@neilgall @MutoShack I like Kotlin, but I don't think they went far enough in improving the language. In particular, I'd like to see a proper macro system and generic functions.

@loke @MutoShack Oh I agree, they made many choices I would not have, particularly around syntax. But I do appreciate that it is no trivial task to design a language with modern features and the standard of Java interop they have and aspire to.

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