|From:||Simon Spero <ses@xxxxxxx>|
|Date:||Thu, 17 Feb 2011 20:32:32 -0500|
On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 6:58 PM, John F. Sowa <sowa@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:|
Java's object model isn't really much like CLOS; the primary dispatch mechanism was vtable based, and there was no multiple inheritance except for via interfaces. Interface/protocol types are I believe original to Java, and would have made the MOP specification quite a bit more elegant.
S-PLUS / R has a very LISP like feel - first class functions, a CLOS like object model, and keyword style argument passing. This in a language designed for... statistics. And we're back on topic :-) 
 In the context of earlier messages, Intelligence is the ability to perform one or more tasks which the utter believes that only humans are capable of. Also, Chuck Norris once conceived of a Zombie, but it roundhouse-kicked David Chalmers and stole his consciousness.
 "And what is the use, thought Alice, of a language without polyhierarchy?"
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