[self-interest] premature announcement: SELFISH

David Ungar David.Ungar at Eng.Sun.COM
Fri Aug 25 04:39:04 UTC 2000


- Dave

>This is a somewhat premature announcement, but it's not vaporware, because
>I have ~2k lines of working code :)
>	http://sourceforge.net/projects/selfish/
>	SELFISH is an umbrella project covering toolsets to do
>	Prototype-based OOP (a.k.a. "classless" OOP) in popular languages
>	(Perl and Python, currently, with Java plans).
>However, the reasons the announcement is premature are:
>	* no posted code
>	* no sourceforge maintenance done
>	* no mailing list(s)
>	* no bugtracking (but no released code, so, hey!)
>and so forth :) Mostly, I wanted to do a little interest-guaging, and so
>forth. I've already had one person suggest throwing my effort into the
>Linux port of Self itself, and I'll be putting my response into the FAQ
>when I create it. Basically, I started these projects long before there
>was a Linux port even being contemplated (aside, perhaps, from Jecel's
>work on Merlin). Furthermore, I still believe there's value in bringing
>"The Power of Simplicity(tm)" to the unwashed languages :)
>I'm pushing very hard for a real release and updated Source Forge bits
>within the week, but, code being what it is... :) I'm hoping that what
>I've produced will be of utility, interest, and inspiration to other
>Selfish hackers out there :)
>    Tripp Lilley  *  tripp at perspex.com  *  http://stargate.sg505.net/~tlilley/
>    "Viral marketing is not going to save mediocre businesses from extinction.
>    It is the scourge of the stupid and the slow, because it only rewards
>    companies that offer great service and have the strength to allow and
>    even encourage their customers to publicly pass judgment on that service
>    every single day."
>    - Clay Shirky, Business 2.0, "The Toughest Virus of All"


     David Ungar
     Sun Microsystems Laboratories
     (650) 336-2618

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