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Monday, April 09, 2007

Rediscovering Smalltalk Kind Of

Rubyists are rediscovering Smalltalk, or at least its idioms, often one at a time...

>> class A
>>   def a_whole_new_me
>>     self.class.new
>>   end
>> end
>> a = A.new
>> a.class
=> A
>> a.a_whole_new_me.class
=> A
>> class B < A; end
>> b = B.new
>> b.class
=> B
>> b.a_whole_new_me.class
=> B
Attention all Rubyists, buy these books...

1 comment:

Ed said...

There was a used Smalltalk With Style on Amazon for under $6! I win! :) I'll wait on the other one for now. Thanks for the recommendation.

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