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- Subject: Re: Suitability of Lua as a First Programming Language?
- From: Florian Weimer <fw@...>
- Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2009 18:54:21 +0000
* Olivier Galibert:
> On Tue, Sep 22, 2009 at 01:29:54PM -0300, Eduardo Ochs wrote:
>> (*) Well, there are the standard answers for those questions, that we
>> all know... "everything is an object! A car is an object! A pizza is
>> an object! A window is an object! And every object has a class, and a
>> class is also an object"... I am still trying to understand why some
>> people seem to feel perfectly at ease with these kinds of ideas, while
>> I don't...
> Perhaps because these "standard answers" are high-grade bullshit?
I don't think so. They're are appropriate for a certain type of
> A pizza, a car or a (physical) window has never been part of a
> program. Equating structuration primitives with physical
> unrelated objects is not going to tell you how to use them or even
> what they're useful for in the first place.
But that's not the point of the statement, is it? You are probably
confusing this with subtype polymorphism/inheritance, which is very
problematic to explain using examples from mathematics or biology.