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- Subject: Re: RES: RES: idea of vision of blueprint of ROADMAP of Lua core
- From: Philippe Lhoste <PhiLho@...>
- Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2005 17:51:58 +0100
On Sun, 2005-01-16 at 17:08, André de Leiradella wrote:
I'd like to see classes implemented in the core as first class values,
not just commonalized or standardize.
Why? OO is basically debunked. Time to learn the more modern
functional style which Lua supports well.
Oh well, I learn that just before starting a long training on OO and
Well, one have to be pragmatic. If you do programming as a job, at least
in France, you have to master C/C++ or Java, ideally both. I put aside
assembly languages or business specialized languages (JD Edwards), or
Sometime, I see wanted Visual Basic or Delphi knowledge, very rarely
Python or Fortran, never Ruby nor Lua (alas), not to mention Lisp,
Eiffel, Caml or other derivatives of ML, etc.
This can be different in other countries, but that's the way of jobs in
France. Even MS' .NET technology is only slowly taking off here...
That's why people like me open big eyes when first hearing of closures,
curry (Indian?), memoizing or such "exotic" words seen in the Lua
BTW, obviously Lua can be used as pure procedural language, it can make
a decent OO language as it seems, but does functional programming
purists see it as a functional language or only as a language with some
FP features? (Like functions as first-class object, closures, lexical
scoping (whatever it is...), etc.; If I understood all that I read ;-) )
-- (near) Paris -- France
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