How do you define "object-oriented"?

Avi Bryant avi at
Sat Apr 27 08:00:10 UTC 2002

On 27 Apr 2002, Cees de Groot wrote:

> Of course, Python is a flexible enough language that you can write your own
> base class library, forget at the whole mess with built-in functions and types
> (except at places in the base class library - compare 'print' with a
> <primitive: print> in Smalltalk if you wish), and have all objects all the
> time. I've been toying over and over with this idea, but never bothered to do
> it (actually it would probably a one or two day job to have the basic numeric
> and collection types in there).

Sure; although if you're chucking the base class library, you could just
use Ruby instead, which is a pretty nice sweet spot between Smalltalk and
Python to begin with.

(Not starting a flamewar, I hope...)


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