LANGUAGE QUESTION???

Aahz aahz at pythoncraft.com
Wed Jun 4 18:31:52 CEST 2003


In article <vds2mandjdvp48 at corp.supernews.com>,
Cameron Laird <claird at phaseit.net> wrote:
>In article <bbkuu3$t24$1 at panix3.panix.com>, Aahz <aahz at pythoncraft.com> wrote:
>>In article <mailman.1054726447.7340.python-list at python.org>,
>>Gerrit Holl  <gerrit at nl.linux.org> wrote:
>>>
>>>Smalltalk isn't practical. 
>>
>>That's not quite true.  I know plenty of Smalltalk programmers who would
>>disagree, and Squeak is making some inroads.
>
>But it's almost true.  As fond as I am of Squeak--and, let's
>note, *correct* programs, as Smalltalk facilitates, are eminently
>practical--I think Smalltalk is on the mostly-wrong side of a great
>historical divide.  Python's made to play nicely with others; you can
>extend it, embed it, wrap it, call out from it, connect to OS-level
>resources, and so on.  Smalltalk's a consummate expression of a more
>insular model, where everything *is* Smalltalk.  With a gun to my head,
>I'd be willing to abbreviate that as "impractical".

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought the whole point of Squeak was to
remedy those issue.
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