Re: A variation of Allen’s Class Definition Pattern

John J Barton johnjbarton at
Sun Sep 25 21:20:30 PDT 2011

On Sun, Sep 25, 2011 at 8:18 PM, Brendan Eich <brendan at> wrote:
>... and it is imperative as all get-out.

I realize this is supposed to be common knowledge, but I would
appreciate a pointer to why 'imperitive' gets listed as a negative. In
my experience declarative is only good for toy programs. Maybe I am
mixing up 'declarative language' and 'declarative syntax in a


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