Python aka. Smalltalk Lite?
gmcm at hypernet.com
Fri Feb 11 10:52:12 EST 2000
Cliff Crawford wrote:
> Pada Fri, 11 Feb 2000 07:27:12 GMT, Fredrik Lundh bilang:
> | seriously, what are the major shortcomings in Python
> | from a Smalltalk professional's perspective?
> | let's see:
> | -- no blocks (lambda doesn't really cut it)
> | -- type/class dichotomy (CPython implementation)
> | -- no garbage collection (CPython implementation)
> | what else?
> It's not as easy to play with metaclasses in Python. But that isn't
> needed too often in Real Programs anyway..:)
That goes with "class / type dichotomy" - it's part of reforming
the object model. The current scheme is an acknowledged
hack; but there's little agreement on what the model should be.
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