[self-interest] Questions about Self

Welch, Ronald P (US) Ronald.P.Welch at BAESYSTEMS.com
Sat Jun 25 17:36:49 UTC 2016

A third way of looking at objects, which I rather like, is the lambda-based perspective:


The last paragraph quotes Dr. Alan Kay…

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On Jun 25, 2016, at 5:39 AM, Stephen De Gabrielle spdegabrielle at gmail.com<mailto:spdegabrielle at gmail.com> [self-interest] wrote:

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So we have prototypes (self & JavaScript) and classes (sometimes added to JavaScript).

Is there another way?


On Sat, 25 Jun 2016 at 04:23, 'Jason Grossman' spam-me at xeny.net<mailto:spam-me at xeny.net> [self-interest] <self-interest at yahoogroups.com<mailto:self-interest at yahoogroups.com>> wrote:

I wrote:

> 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!

And I've just noticed that Alan Kay has recently (this week!) said:

> I liked Self. "Good OOP" is still waiting for a much better notion to
> replace the idea of a "Class"



Kind regards,
Bigger than Scheme, cooler than Clojure & more fun than CL.(n=1)

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