tool: Self

compiler, debugger, browser
The Self Group at Sun Microsystems & Stanford University
Location: or
The Self Group at Sun Microsystems Laboratories, Inc., and Stanford University is pleased to announce Release 2.0 of the experimental object-oriented exploratory programming language Self. Release 2.0 introduces full source-level debugging of optimized code, adaptive optimization to shorten compile pauses, lightweight threads within Self, support for dynamically linking foreign functions, changing programs within Self, and the ability to run the experimental Self graphical browser under OpenWindows.

Designed for expressive power and malleability, Self combines a pure, prototype-based object model with uniform access to state and behavior. Unlike other languages, Self allows objects to inherit state and to change their patterns of inheritance dynamically. Self's customizing compiler can generate very efficient code compared to other dynamically-typed object-oriented languages.

Sun-4 (SPARC) only [Sun-3 discontinued]
compiler back end and runtime system system-dependent (source available)
mailing list --, send mail to self-request to be added.
August 13th, 1992

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