Complete Minimal Classes

Tab Atkins Jr. jackalmage at
Fri Apr 6 16:24:15 PDT 2012

On Fri, Apr 6, 2012 at 4:18 PM, Kevin Smith <khs4473 at> wrote:
>> A complete class syntax, yes.  Maximally-minimal classes aren't
>> attempting to be a complete class syntax.
> Then they are half-baked and non ready for inclusion in a mature language.
>  This conclusion is unavoidable.

No, they solve a simple problem and are friendly to future extension.

(The problem being that the current class pattern is verbose to type
and hard to intuit when reading.)

Again, the entire point of maximally-minimal classes was to be as
simple as possible while still providing something useful (which they
succeeded at), and to remain friendly to becoming more complicated in
the future (also succeeded!).


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