opening it up with Common Lisp
Book review: Darwinia
Summer reading: Spin
the Omnivoire's Delimma
the Golem's Eye
SELF: the power of simplicity
This old paper compares and contrasts SELF and Smalltalk. SELF takes the Smalltalk ideas of simplicity and minimalism to even greater extremes. It has no classes (only prototypes), no "free" variables (only objects), and merges state and behavior almost seamlessly.
I've always wanted to play with SELF but still haven't managed to get a working version under OS X (though one exists). It blends a beautiful set of ideas into a really interesting mix.
(update: I googled "self os x programming while I was writing this. Now I've downloaded the SELF environment and am fooling with it! Cool).
Copyright -- Gary Warren King, 2004 - 2006