I haven't been able to use Self yet, but I've read the manual and papers and have *lots* of questions.
Why is the Self compiler always compared with optimizing C? Since it does many run-time checks I would think that Self would be more fairly compared to Pascal.
I don't like C++ very much - couldn't the Self compiler be written in Self ( which, I hope you will agree, is much nicer ) and compile itself using a tiny bootstrap interpreter?
Are there any statistics on Self like those on Smalltalk in "Smalltalk-80: Bits of History, Words of Advice"? I'm designing a Self multiprocessor machine and knowing such things as average object size and so on would be helpful.
- Jecel - Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil