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Re: another take on hackers and painters
On Wednesday, May 21, 2003, at 10:26 AM, Anton van Straaten wrote:
> Steve Dekorte wrote:
>> Can you change existing methods at
>> runtime?...What happens to the rest of the code
>> in the system that depends on the old type?
> All of that is completely orthogonal to the question of whether a
> can support an eval capability.
I agree, but the original thread was about what dynamic languages offer
that static ones do not. It was suggested that adding eval would give
you the flexibility of a dynamic language. My point is that this isn't
the case. The inflexibility of static languages go far beyond that and
reflection or a few dynamic message call features by themselves don't
solve the problem(as was suggested in the case of Java).
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