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Alan Lovejoy sourcery at
Sat Oct 10 05:31:53 UTC 1998

Dwight Hughes wrote:

> David Stes wrote:
> >
> > On Fri, 9 Oct 1998, Steve Dekorte wrote:
> > >
> > > I've had the same experience and also refuse to do DO with languages that don't
> > > support forwarding. Likewise, I wouldn't consider writing a visual programming
> > > environment in a class based language.
> >
> > This happens to be a list about a class based language !
> I think he is referring to ADT (Abstract Data Type) based languages
> where the various ADT definitions and their related functions are called
> classes (no relation to Squeak/Smalltalk classes as objects). ADTs are a
> way to avoid the advantages of using actual objects and general
> polymorphism while retaining most of the inflexibility and complexity of
> "standard" procedural languages <I would grin but it's not really a
> joke>.
> -- Dwight

I would prefer to say it's a joke all right--it's just not funny!


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