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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Everything's an object... except for the built in data types. (Java, Perl 5)

    Doesn't Perl 6 make this mistake, too? (I'm thinking of the int Type)

    I'm re-reading the Smalltalk 80 book (last time I read it was about 10 years ago). Its really amazing how much they were ahead in 1980 compared to the state of most languages in 2005

    • by schwern (1528) on 2005.04.09 16:18 (#39545) Homepage Journal
      Doesn't Perl 6 make this mistake, too? (I'm thinking of the int Type)
      Don't think so. I sure hope not. AFAIK Parrot doesn't make that assumption so there's no implementation reason why Perl 6 would.
      I'm re-reading the Smalltalk 80 book (last time I read it was about 10 years ago). Its really amazing how much they were ahead in 1980 compared to the state of most languages in 2005
      Surprise! And people wonder why they should learn Smalltalk. If more folks learned Smalltalk instead of C++ in the early 90s I think object-oriented programming would be a whole lot farther along now. Fortunately, Matz did learn Smalltalk and thus we have Ruby.