Cecil


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Cecil

Lord David. 1902--86, English literary critic and biographer

Cecil

AN object-oriented language combining multi-methods with a classless object model, object-based encapsulation and optional static type checking. It distinguishes between subtyping and code inheritance. Includes both explicit and implicit parameterisation of objects, types, and methods.

ftp://cs.washington.edu/pub/chambers/cecil-spec.ps.Z.

["The Cecil Language: Specification and Rationale", C. Chambers, TR 93-03-05, U Wash (Mar 1993)].
References in classic literature ?
The bother is this: I have put my foot in it with Cecil most awfully.
Do you suppose that a man like Cecil would take the slightest notice of anything you say?
I tried to laugh as if I didn't mean what I said, and, as Cecil laughed too, and went away, it may be all right.
Since Cecil has come after Lucy he hasn't been so pleasant, at least--I can't explain.
You are jealous of Cecil because he may stop Lucy knitting you silk ties.
Suppose Lucy marries Cecil, would she live in a flat, or in the country?
Appearing thus late in the story, Cecil must be at once described.
Cecil Barker, much excited, had rushed up to the door and pealed furiously upon the bell.
Only Cecil Barker seemed to be master of himself and his emotions; he had opened the door which was nearest to the entrance and he had beckoned to the sergeant to follow him.
Nothing has been touched up to now," said Cecil Barker.
Cecil Barker pointed to a box of brass-headed nails upon the mantelpiece.
I don't profess to know the meaning of it," said Cecil Barker; "but I have seen the mark on Douglas many times this last ten years.