Self was first announced in 1987.

Self has no classes only prototypes.

Self makes no distinction between member access and method calls.

The term prototype has a different meaning in Self than it has in Javascript.

Self parent slots are built-in delegation. They can be used for inheritance (traits), they can be used for sharing implementation (mixins) or they can be used in the general context of composition

NewtonScript is a descendent of Self. It introduces the concept of frames, dual inheritance hierarchy and the Soup object database.

Self's JIT was influential and was the forerunner to Java JIT research.

Self had multiple code generators.

Self Papers