Musings about modularity and programming in the large

itsme213 itsme213 at
Thu Jan 24 00:39:54 UTC 2008

"Michael Haupt" <mhaupt at> wrote in message

> reading your posting, I had the impression there might be some
> relations to Gilad Bracha's work on Newspeak...

Wow. I just read some of that work. It seems to be remarkably clean & 
consistent with Smalltalk (to me ... insert standard newbie disclaimer 

The biggest difference between his work and Michael van der Gulik's work at is that Gilad turns names into accessors 
(rather than symbol keys in a dictionary), gaining all kinds of other 
advantages that would be impossible otherwise. A bit cutting edge, perhaps, 
with some still-open questions ... but any other option probably would 


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