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Scala 2.13 Collection Compatibility Library

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Scala 2.13 Collection Compatibility Library And Migration Tool

Compatibility Library

This library provides some of the new APIs from Scala 2.13 to Scala 2.11 and 2.12. It can be used to cross-build projects. To use this library, add the following to your build.sbt:

libraryDependencies += "org.scala-lang.modules" %% "scala-collection-compat" % "0.1.1"

Note that there are multiple ways to cross-build projects, see https://github.com/scala/collection-strawman/wiki/FAQ#how-do-i-cross-build-my-project-against-scala-212-and-scala-213.

Also note that this library has not fully stabilized yet. We expect that new, binary incompatible releases of this library will be published (for 2.11, 2.12) until Scala 2.13 is getting close to its final state. Therefore you might want to avoid adding a dependency on that library to your 2.11 / 2.12 artifacts for the time being.

The 2.13 collections are mostly backwards compatible, but there are some exceptions. For example, the to method is used with a type parameter in 2.12:

  xs.to[List]

With this compatibility library you can also use the 2.13 syntax which uses a companion object:

  import scala.collection.compat._
  xs.to(List)

The 2.13 version consists only of an empty scala.collection.compat package object that allows you to write import scala.collection.compat._ in 2.13. The 2.11/2.12 version has the compatibility extensions in this package.

The library also adds backported versions of new collection types, currently scala.collection.compat.immutable.ArraySeq. In 2.11/2.12, this type is a new collection implementation. In 2.13, it is an alias for scala.collection.immutable.ArraySeq.

Migration Tool

A tool is being developed to automatically migrate code that uses the standard collection to use the strawman.

To use it, add the scalafix sbt plugin to your build, as explained in its documentation.

The migration tool is not exhaustive and we will continue to improve it over time. If you encounter a use case that’s not supported, please report it as described in the contributing documentation.