[Mono-list] Re: Is Objective-C support possible?

Dan Lewis dihlewis@yahoo.co.uk
Mon, 18 Feb 2002 16:54:45 +0000 (GMT)

> Not really Java already believes that "everything's an object, except
> when it's not", this just adds to that confusion. Yes, that's right. Jam
> mixins are not first-class types. It's a silly idea, and shows the sort
> of thing that's likely to happen when you retrofit a feature on an
> infrastructure designed to make it difficult to implement that feature.

BTW the seminal paper detailing the benefits of mixin inheritance was
co-written by a man named Gilad Bracha. You may have heard of him -- he
maintains the Java Language Specification, and is currently spearheading the
Java generics project at Sun :)

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