11 Apr 2001 neale   » (Journeyer)

maelstorm: yeah, same guy. Cold* was interesting, but the whole time-sucking effect of on-line chat has sort of turned me away from it. I might drop by your MOO later on today though.

I feel honored that I'm now responsible for half of all bruce's diary entries :-)

So the article on GObject renewed my interest in Objective C. The last time I used it for a project I totally loved working with it, it seemed sort of like C with objects. As opposed to C++, which is like C with objects and operator overloading and a template system and data hiding and... I suppose C++ has its place somewhere, but I'm more a fan of Python's "we're all consenting adults" object system, and it seems like ObjC is much closer to that than C++.

I think ObjC might be a relatively easy sell at work, since it allows the kind of object oriented programming we tend to do with structs, and doesn't require any additional libraries. I wish I knew more about performance impacts, and I wish I could remember what dynamic binding meant. Maybe I'll work on the grad school application tonight...

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