Smalltalk and Python
ian at cfmu.eurocontrol.be
Mon Dec 18 10:43:13 CET 2000
"Randal L. Schwartz" wrote:
> >>>>> "Ian" == Ian Wild <ian at cfmu.eurocontrol.be> writes:
> >> > classes exist only by convention [in Perl]
> >> 'only by convention'!? Have they abrogated the 'bless'
> >> keyword, now?
> Ian> My understanding is that 'bless' does some internal
> Ian> tweakery of a magic array (@INC). If you promise not
> Ian> to look too hard, you've got classes. Anything that
> Ian> needs a promise from me I'll regard as convention, not
> Ian> a language construct. YM, as they say, MV.
[fuller, and more correct, explanation deleted]
> You dismiss Perl too easily.
I don't remember dismissing Perl /at all/. In fact,
I brought it in to the discussion as an example of
a working OO language where certain (IMHO silly) rules
have no natural place.
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