Comments on Lex's "Object as Capabilities in Squeak"

Mark S. Miller markm at
Fri Jan 31 17:41:15 UTC 2003

At 12:26 AM 1/31/2003 Friday, Lex Spoon wrote:
>The main thing you'll care about is that, during the money exrecise, I
>became completely convinced that dynamic class lookups are bad.

That's a real relief. But before I'm too relieved, is there anyone else who 
still thinks that dynamic scoping should be part of the Squeak, Squeak-E, or 
Croquet efforts (or any decent oo language, for that matter)? If so, I'd 
love to hear the reasons. I thought there were many valid reasons myself 
once, and I'm eager to help you guys avoid the mistake we almost made. 

Unfortunately, I won't be able to answer these at the rate I'd like -- I 
haven't even answered the ones already posted to the Squeak-E thread. 
But I do expect to.

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