[self-interest] Questions about Self

David Ungar ungar at me.com
Sun Jun 26 18:50:06 UTC 2016

Thank you for thinking about this. See below…

> On Jun 24, 2016, at 7:00 PM, 'Jason Grossman' spam-me at xeny.net [self-interest] <self-interest at yahoogroups.com> wrote:
> Self looks to me like Smalltalk done right. I grew up with prototypes 
> not classes, and I find Smalltalk hard going for that reason.
That was the goal when Randy & I designed Self, getting to the essence of Smalltalk...

> 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!
I really ought to watch that sometime. Alan Kay is amazing.

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