a chemical reaction

“One day I am going to grow wings / a chemical reaction / hysterical and useless / hysterical and / let down and hanging around / crushed like a bug in the ground / Let down and hanging around…”

  1. Jay says:

    I'd be reluctant to group unmcpoiled or interpreted languages all in one bucket and suggest they don't scale. Perhaps you aren't saying that, but it was the impression I got. We have a large (10s of thousands of objects, dozens of servers, 10s of thousands of users) system in use at Purdue University, where I work, and it's done in Smalltalk. It scales very well, both in the traditional sense and in the sense of complexity. I am under the impression Ruby is pure OO, like Smalltalk, so perhaps it's an architecture thing rather than a language thing.

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