Newsgroups: comp.lang.smalltalk, comp.object
From: S Perryman <q...@q.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2007 09:18:22 +0000
Local: Thurs, Dec 20 2007 4:18 am
Subject: Re: FINALLY: Another language adopts Smalltalk's keyword -syntax
Paolo Bonzini wrote:Indeed.
>>In a strongly-typed prog lang, it is merely multiple operations with the
>>same name but different signatures (keyword parameters defined or not) .
> Allowing different signatures but basing the dispatch on static types
> (i.e. not having multimethods) is broken by design. Anyway, this
> thread was on keywords, not on typing.
But the problem I described for Smalltalk and position-independent
keyword parameters is a problem precisely because of typing.
In order to remove the problem you have deemed such scenarios "poor
My point still remains.
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