Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sun 5th Nov 2006 22:59 UTC
General Development David Chisnall takes a look behind the scenes at Apple's upcoming revamp of the Objective-C language. As with any new language, some things are good, some are ugly, and some are both.
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RE[2]: Not dead yet?
by Get a Life on Mon 6th Nov 2006 03:12 UTC in reply to "RE: Not dead yet?"
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The syntax of Objective-C has about one thing that's similar to the syntax of Smalltalk. It is a single-inheritance message-based language and has that in common with Smalltalk, but it's really more of C with a simple object system bolted onto the side that looks completely alien from both the C and Smalltalk perspective. All of the mediocrity of programming with C with less than half of what's interesting about any Smalltalk environment. Now with garbage collection and foreach!

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