Microsoft shopping for Java alternative
steve at dekorte.com
Sun Feb 15 19:48:58 UTC 1998
rapp at lmr.com (L. M. Rappaport) wrote:
> I envision a Smalltalk where you could select a "user level". For
> beginners, it would show you some bare minimum of standard classes -
> for example, the collection hierarchy might contain OrderedCollection,
> SortedCollection, Array, and Set. As the user became more familiar
> with the library, he would raise his "user level" and more classes
> would be exposed.
I agree that a major problem in Smalltalk is that it's big and the
dependences are not clear. There's no easy way of pulling out the stuff
you don't need/want or starting from a next to clean slate. IMO, This is
because classes are globals and globals are evil.
Of course there are pure object languages where you can isolate namespaces
within the system...
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