Fear and loathing of the "perlification" of Smalltalk
Peter William Lount
peter at smalltalk.org
Fri Sep 14 11:06:28 UTC 2007
Jason Johnson wrote:
> I'm sorry, I don't get you.
> On 9/13/07, Peter William Lount <peter at smalltalk.org> wrote:
>> Jason Johnson wrote:
>>> I personally wouldn't want to see Smalltalk get things like the
>>> implicit self, splitting us further from other Smalltalks and even
>>> ourselves as we split into the "implicit self" versus "explicit self"
>>> groups as C++ did, only to decide explicit self was best practices
>>> after years of fighting about it.
>> "The shoe." No. "The Gourd." ... repeat forever ...
It's a reference to the Monty Python movie "The Life Of Brian" (a parody
set in the time of Jesus) wherein Brian ends up with a two groups of
cult followers, one worshiping the gourd that he drank from and another
worshiping the shoe that he wore. It's a comment on "implicit self" v.s.
"explicit self". Quite a funny movie too.
"Monty Python's Life of Brian is a 1979 comedy written and performed by
the Monty Python comedy team. It tells the story of Brian Cohen (played
by Graham Chapman), a young man born on the same night and the same
street as Jesus Christ."
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