[self-interest] Self versus classes

Tripp Lilley tripp at perspex.com
Thu Mar 15 01:13:23 UTC 2001

On Wed, 14 Mar 2001, Jecel Assumpcao Jr wrote:

> Not many people have ever seen a running Self system. I don't think 
> that those who have had problems understanding it or tried to program 
> in Self and failed. If that is the case for anyone on this list, please 
> speak up so we can find out what is wrong.
> I have seen many people who have read a few of the papers and didn't 
> get what it is all about, but that is an entirely different matter.

Quite the contrary, here. I read an article in JOOP on classless OOP and
was struck dumb. I downloaded the Self papers, read them "cover to cover",
then set about implementing the first iteration of the now-named "Selfish"
project, Prototype.pm (Perl). I only had about an hour or so of monkeying
with a running Self VM and Kansas on an Ultra in between reading the
articles and writing Prototype.pm...

BTW: as an aside, I've been making good progress on some necessary
persistence infrastructure for the next release of selfish.py, which will
actually be an interesting release, as opposed to the "proof that code
exists" release I made some months ago.

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