[Python-ideas] Message passing syntax for objects

Mark Janssen dreamingforward at gmail.com
Wed Mar 20 05:24:48 CET 2013

On Tue, Mar 19, 2013 at 1:09 PM, Terry Reedy <tjreedy at udel.edu> wrote:
> On 3/18/2013 11:31 PM, Andrew Barnert wrote:
>> The idea that message passing is fundamentally different from method
>> calling also turned out to be one of those strange ideas, since it
>> only took a couple years to prove that they are theoretically
>> completely isomorphic—and,
> Since the isomorphism is so obvious, I somehow missed that Kay actually
> thought that they were different. I suppose one could have different (but
> isomorphic) mental image models.

Yes, that's the point I'm making, and it's significant because other
programmers can't see other's mental models.


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