JVM-compatible languages like Scala, Groovy and Clojure have struck a chord among many Java developers. But does any one of these JVM-compatible languages have enough to supplant the Java language altogether ? James Strachan -- Groovy commiter -- thought it was the case for Scala. In this his rebuttal response to his initial post, he provides further explanation on the topic including references to comments from various Java developers. Read James Stachran's rebuttal response to Scala being the long term replacemente for Java 'A groovy scala example': http://macstrac.blogspot.com/2009/07/groovy-scala-example.html