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

Martin Coxall coxall@cream.org
18 Feb 2002 19:52:59 +0000

> > 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 :)

Is this the Java generics specification derided by Grady Booch as
"laughable and amateurish"? Shurely some mistake?