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On Sat, Mar 15, 2014 at 10:05 PM, Enrico Colombini <> wrote:
> This always puzzled me because they seem to be universes apart. Try sending
> a message to an unrelated object in Java :-)

Ah, but look at the hierarchy, everything derives from Object - that's
the Smalltalk heritage.

> I think of Objective-C as Smalltalk in modern clothes, just like Lua can be
> seen as a heir of Scheme.

Mr Cox basically put C and Smalltalk in a box until something happened
to get Objective-C ;)

>  I too used to be a C++ enthusiast, ages ago; now I am just a C++ user

A very sensible position!