globals considered harmfull.

I.R.Woollard at I.R.Woollard at
Tue Mar 22 17:44:19 UTC 1994

Self isn't Smalltalk.

Agreed. I think it's better than Smalltalk, but mainly in the areas
that don't matter so much (except performance). I understand Self the
language, but I have difficulty holding Smalltalk in my head because
of its five layers of classing.

I think that Self is neat, but I don't find that it has changed the
way I think, or the way I program, except for the way I think about
optimisations. Its fun.

When self has: multiuser capability, a better UI (it's _ok_ now, if
only it was more virtual reality-like, and more ways to hide things
without losing them from the screen entirely) it will be a real


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