Imagine what Apple could’ve accomplished had they stuck with Smalltalk, then. According to the Namcook Analytics study, Objective-C was about as productive as Object Pascal (Delphi), but 12 per cent less than Smalltalk! And Smalltalk would’ve been much more enjoyable to use. (Objective-C’s syntax looks very awkward, even though it’s essentially a cross between C and Smalltalk.)

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