Re: Implementing classes

Oliver Bandel <>
11 Sep 2005 11:13:06 -0400

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From: Oliver Bandel <>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 11 Sep 2005 11:13:06 -0400
Organization: Individual Network Berlin e.V.
References: 05-09-011 05-09-035
Keywords: OOP, Lisp
Posted-Date: 11 Sep 2005 11:13:06 EDT

Kevin Szabo wrote:
> If you are creating a 'new' language you should look hard at the goals
> you are trying to achieve. If it is to just learn about the process,
> then please have a look at 'little smalltalk' by Timothy Bud. It is a
> *small* implementation of smalltalk, a pure OO language.
> If you want to see how to turn C into an OO language (but not C++) you
> may want to look at Brad Cox's book:
> Object-oriented programming: An evolutionary approach by Brad J Cox
> Although an older book, it is an excellent introduction because it
> doesn't assume the reader has OO experience. It tells you about ISA
> and KINDOF and SUBCLASS/SUPERCLASS; all good stuff.
> And finally, if you are trying to contribute to the state of the art,
> by creating a new language to solve interesting problems, you should
> read all that you can. Smalltalk the language and implementation.
> The C++ book by Stroustrup, the JAVA whitepapers. RUBY. Python. Try
> programming in the languages.

Isn't LISP's OO-System the most powerfull?

And what's about labguages which have functional Objects,
for example OCaml?!


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