J <com> wrote:
Replace "almost as bad" with "unfamiliar to you." Seriously. If you
can't get past thinking of the Smalltalkish message-send syntax as "bad"
you're in for a needlessly bumpy ride. And there's no way Objective-C is
anywhere close to the ... opacity, let's say, of Perl. It's C with a
little tiny bit of extra syntax.
That'd just be the newness again, I assure you. There's those of us that
looked at Java as something that wants to be Smalltalk when it grows up.
(Note past test. Java and I have both changed since I first looked at
Actually, once you get into it you _really_ don't have to worry about it
that much at all. Abstractly, Cocoa doesn't include transparent GC, but
the way they got things set up it's really not something that takes a
whole lot of synapses to stay on top of.
Um. Was there a question or were you just venting?