Dynamic class default (was Re: Class method addition...)

P T Withington ptw at pobox.com
Sat Apr 19 17:38:04 PDT 2008


I'm late to the party here, but agree 100% with Steven's point that a  
language cannot create security.

In Dylan, we called the need to declare to get dynamic-ness "pay as  
you go".  The programmer is made aware, by requiring a non-default  
declaration, that the feature asked for costs more.

If you're counting votes, I vote for not dynamic by default.  But my  
reason is performance, not security.




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