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Monday, July 05, 2004

Flexibility

Alan Kay...

Until real software engineering is developed, the next best practice is to develop with a dynamic system that has extreme late binding in all aspects. The first system to really do this in an important way was LISP, and many of its great ideas were used in the invention of Squeak’s ancestor Smalltalk—the first dynamic completely object-oriented development and operating environment—in the early 70s at Xerox PARC.

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