Smalltalk and Python

David Gorisek dgorisek at
Wed Dec 13 15:51:21 CET 2000

Erno Kuusela wrote:

> In article <Pine.BSF.4.10.10012122310510.48551-100000 at>,
> Aaron Jon Reichow <reichowa at> writes:
> | On 13 Dec 2000, Erno Kuusela wrote:
> || the thing that struck me as a little foreign was the apparent
> || isolation of the smalltalk image from the rest of the operating system
> || and the filesystem. i want to be able to grep code!
> | While I'm not a proponent of Smalltalk isolationism, grep is a useless
> | tool (more or less), simply an artifact, ye, a symptom of the
> | sickness known as file-based development.
> point was that it's valuable to me to be able to manipulate stuff via
> the filesystem. version control, editors, access control, locking,
> backups, and all the rest of the universe works with files (same
> critique goes for zope).

I don't know what universe you are talking about, but VA Java too uses a
repository and so does Oracle. Also, every business application I know uses a
database instead of the file system. Usualy locking in a repository or in a
database is also more granular than what you would get in a file system.

Anyway, folks I guess this discussion belongs to comp.lang.smalltalk.advocacy,
don't you?


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