[self-interest] Would 'Self' make a good scripting language?

wolfe at nortel.co.uk wolfe at nortel.co.uk
Thu Jan 21 17:51:46 UTC 1999


I wonder whether, with some 'fairly minor' changes to the language syntax,
Self might a really good, quite high performance scripting language.

The enhancements I can see would be:

1) optional parameters
2) decent library of string manipulation (like TCL has)

The literature suggests that scripting languages are twice as quick to
code in, mainly due to the reduction in the number of lines of code
that need to be written, and (apparently) due to the fact that they are
untyped.

What does anyone else think?

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