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A Modern Objective-C Runtime

By: David Chisnall

Abstract

The Étoilé runtime is intended to support a wide variety of object oriented languages, however its principal target is Objective-C and so much of the design reflects this to some degree. Objective-C is a set of minimal extensions to C tosupport Smalltalkstyle object orientation. As such, the object model for Objective-C is very similar to that of Smalltalk.

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David Chisnall, “A Modern Objective-C Runtime”, Journal of Object Technology, Volume 8, no. 1 (January 2009), pp. 221-240, doi:10.5381/jot.2009.8.1.a4.

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