What is Expressiveness in a Computer Language

Darren New dnew at san.rr.com
Sat Jun 24 00:23:19 CEST 2006


Marshall wrote:
> point. My point was, I don't see why you'd be writing code using
> operators that you thought might not be applicable to the operands.

I see. I thought your point was that you might write code for which you 
didn't know the type of arguments. Unless you equate "type" with what 
smalltalk calls "protocol" (i.e., the type is the collection of 
operators applicable to values in the type), these are two different 
statements.

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