[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

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 
> language
> 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).

OSX freeware and shareware: http://www.dekorte.com/downloads.html