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Too true, I've been trying to catch up with modern C++ developments (many of these are the language) and its just got so goddamn complex I no longer know how the hell a newcomer would begin.

I was remiss earlier and neglected to provide a link to Self: Self Wikipedia[^] and Self Website[^]. It's really worth a look (although only from the point-of-view of seeing another perspective, I feel its ill-suited to modern programming). It pioneered many of the techniques we take for granted in .NET, Java and modern JavaScript - particularly in efficient VM implementation (hotspots, JITing etc.). It also introduced prototype-based programming.

I'm a little biased when it comes to defining Objects - my perspective is largely informed by the original Smalltalk definitions and I cannot help feeling that not everything since then is really progress. In particular, most later languages support something based on v-tables rather than full open polymorphism, which to my mind actually limits possibilities rather than open them up.

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Wow - just found an awesome video on YouTube on Self - gives some real context Self Video[^]
"If you don't fail at least 90 percent of the time, you're not aiming high enough."
Alan Kay.


modified 2-Dec-13 17:21pm.

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