On Sun, Jul 15, 2007 at 02:08:42PM +0900, John Joyce wrote:
> 
> Objective C does have some similarity to Ruby, but that's because  
> both inherited similar object ideas from SmallTalk.
> But Obj-C is still a strict superset of C. There is also Obj-C++  
> which is not as clearly a superset of C++ (some C++ doesn't work in  
> Obj-C++)

I hadn't heard of Objective C++.  That sounds like a bad joke.


> 
> That said, Obj-C is about to undergo its biggest changes since it was  
> created, Objective-C 2.0 is coming with the new OS X in the Fall. It  
> is going to be garbage collected by default, which should make the  
> writing of code much less troublesome. And it may make it more Ruby- 
> like, but it is still a strongly typed language, even though it  
> allows you to do things with objects similar to Ruby, by checking at  
> run-time if an object responds to some method call.

I think you mean "statically", not "strongly", typed.

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