@er1n you have to realize that it predated c++, or in fact most object-oriented languages

@impiaaa @er1n It feels to me like a research exercise -- "how much Smalltalk, _unmodified_, can we bolt onto the side of C?" -- that somehow got adopted as the core implementation language for NEXTSTEP and the rest is history.

@er1n the performance of Python and the terseness of Java

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