Self in C++ (was: Apple hyping java...)
Jecel Assumpcao Jr
jecel at merlintec.com
Mon Apr 1 21:00:58 UTC 2002
On Sunday 31 March 2002 23:40, Bijan Parsia wrote:
> But we really have to just disagree, or launch the experiement. I
> will point to the fact that Smalltalk has been used for *very* large
> systems (easily the size you describe), including every Smalltalk
> system. Self's dynamic profiler/optimizer was written in Self.
Actually, the whole Self virtual machine including the two compilers is
written in C++ (the sources are available to anyone who isn't scare of
80kloc in that ugly language ;-).
This was a mistake, which Squeak fixed with the Slang thing. But full
Smalltalk (or Self) is a much better choice for writing compilers.
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