[General] LK JS OO Architecture

Owen Densmore owen at backspaces.net
Tue Apr 21 04:26:54 CEST 2009

OK, now for the dumb question of the month: How in the world does LK  
wrestle JS into being a message based, OO system?

I'm reading "Object-Oriented JavaScript" by Stoyan Stefanov and it  
takes me back to the days that Lisp and Scheme declared that they  
simply didn't need OO architectures, they can invent their own so  
easily it was not important.  They forgot to mention that they needed  
the rest of the world to agree with which ever system they chose! ..  
few of the alternatives interoperate!

So the book points out about a dozen ways to be OO in JS.  I know LK  
uses Prototype.  Is that the Answer?  Or did LK figure out a sane  
system that fits the Smalltalk messaging model well that isn't in the  
several JS OO patterns?


     -- Owen

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