lua-users home
lua-l archive

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]


On 11/12/09, David Kastrup <> wrote:
> Oh yes it has.  The state of the art is C++ family which can by now not
>  offer the object orientation of Smalltalk (the whole point of message
>  passing was object-contained control flow, which C++ methods don't
>  offer) or the generic support of Ada (while stealing part of its syntax
>  and wearing it like a hat on its feet), but has less than five times
>  their complexity.  And yes, I know the difference between a fifth and
>  five times.  Now if you sacrifice C++'s performance advantage, you get
>  rid of half that complexity and land with Java or C#.

     Java and C# don't feel much like an improvement either.