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Re: Assignment between strong pointers

>From michael@xxxxxxxxxxx Tue Nov  7 13:42:22 1989
	From: michael@xxxxxxxxxxx (Michael McClary)
	To: eric@son-of-blob, mark@xxxxxxxxxxx
	Subject: Re:  Assignment between strong pointers
	Cc: xtech@son-of-blob
	> From eric@son-of-blob Tue Nov  7 12:33:17 1989
	> 	From: mark@xxxxxxxxxxx (Mark S. Miller)
	> 	Overall, my impression is that our source code in C++ is going to
	> 	start looking rather awkward (not simply as a result of the above, but
	> 	cumulatively from all the little problems).  This makes developing in
	> 	Smalltalk that much more attractive (keep the source clean; hide cruft
	> 	in the translator).  Unfortunately some of us are stuck for a while.
	> The thought of having the translator take care of this stuff for the Smalltalk
	> stuff has been a major factor that has allowed me to sleep at night while
	> adding all this apparently necessary cruft to the language.  Unfortunately,
	> there are probably people in the outside world who aren't going to want to
	> use Smalltalk.
	Also in the inside world.  Not that I have anything against Smalltalk,
	but you may recall my agreement to go with coding in C++ was with the
	understanding this would be the LAST new language to learn before first
	product.  Do you now intend to promote Smalltalk from a prototyping tool
	for the architects to the main coding platform?

No I don't--adamantly!  In fact, I am one of the principle people (you are
one of the others) who is among those thought of by MarkM who are going to
be stuck in C++ for the foreseeable future.