[self-interest] Our two weapons are fear and surprise...and..

Jeremiah S. Junken jjunken at gmail.com
Wed Aug 5 18:46:48 UTC 2009

It may have something to do with familiarity. Self and IO are both
extremely simple, and for people familiar with either one, learning the
other is fairly simple -- but for people who have not started out with
something like Smalltalk, or a functional language, it's definitely a
bit of an alien landscape with a learning curve

There's conceptual simplicity and practical simplicity -- the latter has
a lot to do with familiarity.

My 2 cents in debased currency.

On Wed, 2009-08-05 at 10:59 -0700, Randy Smith wrote:

> I'm pleased you say "I agree that the language it simple - 
> semantically" as that was the intended claim. Maybe we should put 
> that in the title, but it makes it little clunky sounding.

[snip -- pwd vs. self ]

> I suppose the larger question might be: Every language is like a 
> carpet with a complexity bump that can be moved around from place to 
> place but never flattened out. Are some language carpets
> intrinsically 
> less bumpy?
> --Randy

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