[Python-ideas] Message passing syntax for objects

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Mon Mar 18 06:34:37 CET 2013

Ian Cordasco wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 17, 2013 at 11:53 PM, Mark Janssen
> <dreamingforward at gmail.com> wrote:
>>I just posted an answers on quora.com about OOP (http://qr.ae/TM1Vb)
>>and wanted to engage the python community on the subject.

My answer to that question would be that it *did*
catch on, it's just that we changed the terminology.
Instead of message passing, we talk about calling

IMO the term "message passing" in Smalltalk is
misleading, because it suggests there is something
asynchronous going on, but there isn't. It's just
a subroutine call.


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