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Re: s-exprs + prototypes

On Sunday, June 22, 2003, at 01:37 AM, Anton van Straaten wrote:
> BTW, with all this talk of "objects" as the ultimate goal of all
> programming, you might want to have a chat with some FunctionalWeenies 
> or
> LambdaWeenies, about the mathematical properties of languages.  For 
> example,
> I get the distinct impression you're talking about mutable objects, 
> which
> are a big no-no, with all sorts of undesirable properties.  They make
> programs more difficult to reason about, analyze, optimize, and 
> verify, and
> thus more bug prone.

If you're goal is to optimize for static programs on Von Neumann 
architectures, then that's a good point. But don't you think that goal 
is a bit short sighted?

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