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Scala Implicits Are Everywhere: A Large-Scale Study of the Use of Scala Implicits in the Wild

Krikava, Filip; Miller, Heather; Vitek, Jan


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    "description": "<p>The Scala programming language offers two distinctive language features implicit parameters and implicit<br>\nconversions, often referred together as implicits. Announced without fanfare in 2004, implicits have quickly<br>\ngrown to become a widely and pervasively used feature of the language. They provide a way to reduce the<br>\nboilerplate code in Scala programs. They are also used to implement certain language features without having<br>\nto modify the compiler. We report on a large-scale study of the use of implicits in the wild. For this, we<br>\nanalyzed 7,280 Scala projects hosted on GitHub, spanning over 8.1M call sites involving implicits and 370.7K<br>\nimplicit declarations across 18.7M lines of Scala code.</p>", 
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