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Re: What's so cool about Scheme?

On Tuesday, June 3, 2003, at 08:00 AM, Mike Newhall wrote:
> 	I agree, but actually you remind me perhaps of the label that I was 
> looking for: "dynamic languages".  OO and dynamic are independent 
> feature axes; in that sense of course dynamic features *are* unique to 
> dynamic languages! :-)

I agree that it makes sense to consider these separate axes. But if you 
ask Alan Kay(who is said to have coined the term "object oriented"), he 
may say that both encapsulation and dynamically bound messages are key 
concepts of what he meant by OO. (I seem to remember reading something 
by him to this effect)

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