30 Jan 2001 elj   » (Journeyer)

Updated elj-daily for 30 Jan 2001

  • Steve Thompson provides some interesting observations about SmallEiffel after a 12 month break where he explored Squeak, Python and Ruby. - seeing the ease and elegance of applying SE, I then considered its obscurity. A language with such power and expressiveness should have greater recognition. I decided that the following factors must play into this [ .. ]

  • Bjarne Stroustrup on oop and generic programming - What I find truly beautiful is when a combination of generic programming and object-oriented programming yields results that are cleaner and more elegant than either could do on its own

Coded up some examples demonstrating how to interface C structures from SmallEiffel without using any intermediate C code. Not sure how well this will be received by various people striving for compiler interoperable libraries. Anyway, I think it is pretty neat. Will hack my Perl script to handle the automatic generation of the Eiffel code for all options.

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