[Seaside] [OT] Why use an image file ? (was Re: Seaside & Ruby Rails Compared)

Pavel Krivanek squeak3 at continentalbrno.cz
Thu Sep 8 14:03:40 CEST 2005

> The problem is not the image, it is a problem to do with naming called 
> the problem of "ambient authority". Classes, global variables, and 
> state are all addressed by a flat namespace, and the names are not 
> well-chosen. The same problem is suffered in Java, although to a 
> lesser degree, even though their naming scheme is hierarchical, 
> because class equivalence is based on class names.

The solution exists - Self. This prototype-based Smalltalk defines 
namespace for every single object and there can be (theoretically) more 
separated applications in the image. And the language is simpler than 
original Smalltalk-80.

-- Pavel

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