[self-interest] About the situation of SELF

Ian Woollard ian.woollard at gmail.com
Mon Sep 13 15:24:57 UTC 2004

On Mon, 13 Sep 2004 00:17:48 -0000, Gustavo Quiroz
<quiroz_gustavo at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hello. I have a very sìmple question: does anyone knows why SELF is
> no longer an official project at Sun Microsystems Laboratories?

I don't know for sure, but I think that the decision seems to have
been that C-like languages are easier to market, given the large
C-programmer base; and the runaway success of C++.

So the work on Self stopped and Java has taken over much of the
technology mantle.

However, the Java language is still a lot less powerful than Self.
> Gustavo Quiroz
> Lima - Peru

-Ian Woollard

"In theory there is no difference between theory and practice, but in
practice there is."

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