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Self is a programming language created in 1987 by David Ungar.

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Self is an object-oriented programming language based on the concept of prototypes. Self began as a dialect of Smalltalk, being dynamically typed and using just-in-time compilation (JIT) as well as the prototype-based approach to objects: it was first used as an experimental test system for language design in the 1980s and 1990s. In 2006, Self was still being developed as part of the Klein project, which was a Self virtual machine written fully in Self. Read more on Wikipedia...

Example from hello-world:
'Hello World' printLine
(| "Hello World in Self" hello = (| | 'Hello World!' print) |)
Example from Wikipedia:
_AddSlots: (| porsche911 <- sportsCar copy |). porsche911 name:'Bobs Porsche'.

Language features

Feature Supported Token Example
Strings '
'Hello world'
Print() Debugging printLine
Message Passing
Semantic Indentation X

Books about Self from ISBNdb

title authors year publisher
Dark NLP: How To Use Neuro-linguistic Programming For Self Mastery, Getting What You Want, Mastering Others And To Gain An Advantage Over Anyone Pace, Michael 2015 CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Publications about Self from Semantic Scholar

title authors year citations influentialCitations
Self D. Ungar and Randall B. Smith 2007 218 8
Programming as an Experience: The Inspiration for Self Randall B. Smith and D. Ungar 1995 112 5
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