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  • Why do people keep creating OO languages with primitives that cannot be subclassed or extended?

    (If that's not the case here, sorry, but that's what I saw when I skimmed.)

    Those who have not studied the elegance of Smalltalk are doomed to reinvent it, badly.

    • Randal L. Schwartz
    • Stonehenge
    • Heron does have low-level primitives which aren't objects, but they are only the types of constant literals and no one is expected to use them, they don't even support arithmetic or assignment. The more useful value types like Int, Float, String, etc. are defined in the standard library and are proper objects which can be subclassed etc. Christopher Diggins