Cough, AJAX

Matt S Trout dbix-class at
Wed May 24 19:00:06 BST 2006

Andy Armstrong wrote:
> On 24 May 2006, at 17:49, Ian Brayshaw wrote:
>> On Wed, 2006-05-24 at 17:33 +0100, Andy Armstrong wrote:
>>> ... I'm not keen to tie myself to Java though.
>> Just hang yourself with JavaScript... ;)
> :)
> JavaScript's a pretty cute language really. In many ways preferable to 
> Java - if that isn't damning it with faint praise :)

I rather like the prototype-based inheritance. Then again, most of my 
favourite light-weight lisp object systems work pretty similarly (I'm 
mostly talking scheme here,  "lightweight" and "CL" have been known to 
go together but it's not exactly common ...). The only object system 
I've encountered that's more flexible and still doesn't get in the way 
with excess verbiage (yup, just ruled out CLOS) is, inevitably, perl's.

I think I'd probably name JS as my third "enjoy programming in this" 
after lisp and scheme. I'm fond of both C and arm26, but I'm not sure 
either of them quite count as *enjoy* :)

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