The goals of the developers of Ceylon are high. According to the company is on the focus of Ceylon: Elegance, Legibility, Security, Meta-programming
The programming will be much easier than with Java. Particularly in areas of generic type safety grants to Ceylon. The language is enriched with functional ingredients loses, but not without side effects in concatenated operations but tried the best from the worlds of object-oriented and functional programming to combine.
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