Subject: Re: Learning programming languages From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 1999/07/23 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> * "Kucera, Rich" <firstname.lastname@example.org> | is everything "defclass-ed" to implement type checking? what is "type checking"? if you could please step back to where your ignorance begins and start asking questions from there, rather than walk miles into the land of confusion before you stop to ask for directions, you would stand a chance of learning this stuff, rather than have your questions answered in ways you do not actually understand. let me put it this simply: in Common Lisp, objects are typed, variables are not. in the C tradition, variables are typed, objects are not. if this doesn't hurt when you think about it, you have not understood what it means for the purported object-orientedness of C++ and Java. #:Erik -- suppose we blasted all politicians into space. would the SETI project find even one of them?