[self-interest] have to get this off my heart

Chandrasekhar Ramakrishnan cramakrishnan at acm.org
Tue Dec 28 11:21:28 UTC 2010

2010/12/26 <ungar at mac.com>

> Copy-down is a bit of a different matter. It sort of straddles programming
> time and run time, though only REFLECTIVE run-time.
> Maybe the folks at Vrije have a better way, or maybe Ly, my latest object
> system design is better. (I think so.)
> In Ly, all non-constant slots are copied-down, as part of the language.


Could you say something about what prompted this change in Ly with respect
to Self? What made you decide that it is preferable to have all non-constant
slots copied down?

Is there a paper on Ly?



C. Ramakrishnan           cramakrishnan at acm.org
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