Smalltalk and Python

Ian Wild ian at
Fri Dec 15 04:54:32 EST 2000

Alex Martelli wrote:
> [go away, write a book, and]
> become the most sought-after consultant in the industry,

Sorry - I'm with Dogbert on "consultants".

> > classes exist only by convention [in Perl]
> 'only by convention'!?  Have they abrogated the 'bless'
> keyword, now?

My understanding is that 'bless' does some internal
tweakery of a magic array (@INC).  If you promise not
to look too hard, you've got classes.  Anything that
needs a promise from me I'll regard as convention, not
a language construct.  YM, as they say, MV.

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