[Alug] ALUG Library ...

David Freeman david_freeman at rocketmail.com
Sun May 6 17:21:31 BST 2001


--- MJ Ray <markj at cloaked.freeserve.co.uk> wrote:
> David Freeman <david_freeman at rocketmail.com> writes:
> 
> > Very True, but what method would you suggest instead of a clutch? 
> 
> Continuously Varying Ratios, what else?  People don't like them
> because they don't sound or behave like a "conventional" car, though.

OK, point taken. I'm not a mechanic

> > Personally I think OO is very sensible, but everything needs to be
> OO,
> > which Java and C++ aren't. Small talk I believe is the closest
> thing we
> > have to a true OO langauge. [...]
> 
> Now this is why Ruby is attracting many compliments: everything is an
> object, so it is said.  _Everything_.  And it's been like that since
> the start.  Anyone able to debunk those claims for me?  ;-)

Erm, but isn't that what smalltalk does? 
 
> > BBC basic was good for the reasons above, but bad cos it used
> goto's
> > etc...
> 
> BBC BASIC *had* GOTO, but didn't *USE* it on its own ;-)

Yes but people tended to use them and get into bad habits for when they
progress to a proper language, like C.

Thanks

D
 
> -- 
> MJR


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