[self-interest] Questions about Self

Jason Grossman spam-me at xeny.net
Sat Jun 25 02:00:59 UTC 2016

Self looks to me like Smalltalk done right.  I grew up with prototypes 
not classes, and I find Smalltalk hard going for that reason.

I just re-watched Alan Kay's famous talk "The Computer Revolution Hasn't 
Happened Yet", and it sounds to me like a very good argument against 
classes, although I doubt that he meant it to be!


On 22 Jun 2016, at 2:32, David Ungar ungar at mac.com [self-interest] 

> I am pleased and amazed at the attention you all lavish on Self. The 
> recent activity has moved me to wonder:
> What is it about Self that appeals? What is it that you don’t like?
> I mean to ask about the language, environment, and implementation, not 
> about the mailing list, web site, or even documentation.

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