[self-interest] Reliability of language.

ungar at mac.com ungar at mac.com
Tue Sep 20 00:38:18 UTC 2011

I'm glad you find Self intuitive.
Self has all the types you will ever need--either one, or infinity, depending on how you count! ;)
It is strongly type-checked, at runtime.

- David

On Sep 19, 2011, at 4:28 PM, Guilherme wrote:

> Hello everyone...
> I found it very intuitive way of programming language. It is an amazing simplicity of creating and presenting a great power!
> After reading and researching a lot about the language, I am interested in using the Self for some academic applications. However, I want to highlight some important points regarding the functioning of language in order to compare with others and do some performance tests.
> One of the things that I am not able to find, as is the reliability of language, and answers that are only who knows the language thoroughly can answer me.
> My main questions are:
> - What are the types supported by the language?
> - There is type checking? It is at compile time or run?
> - The language is strongly typed weakly or not?
> Another important item, which I personally find it extremely useful in my Java applications, it's about handling exceptions.
> The Self has exception handling? If yes, what commands to use the treatment?

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