prototypes vs classes was: Re: Sun's HotSpot

Steve Dekorte steve at
Mon Oct 12 20:14:52 UTC 1998

Alan Kay <alank at> wrote:
> I would suggest that more progress could be made if the smart and talented
> Squeak list would think more about what the next step in metaprogramming
> should be -- how can we get great power, parsimony, AND security of meaning?

Some of us beleive we are working toward these goals by using prototypes.
As for security, sometime you have to take a step backwards before making 
a leap forwards. Perphaps things like security of meaning should be the
responsibility of the development environment instead of the language. 


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