[self-interest] Re: A Self / BETA Language Hybrid Project

Jecel Assumpcao Jr. jecel at merlintec.com
Wed Jan 12 16:03:03 UTC 2000


Since I am both a Self fan and a Beta enthusiast, you can be sure that I am
very interested in how Slate will turn out. Not to mention that I really love
Lisp as well.

One language you might want to look at for inspiration is Cecil, since it tries
to capture the "Self flavor" in a more static environment.

Many of Beta's features depend heavily on lexical scoping, which is almost
entirely lacking in Self (except in blocks), so coming up with something that
combines the best of each language is not trivial.

Good luck!
-- Jecel

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