What killed Smalltalk could kill Python

Paul Rubin no.email at nospam.invalid
Thu Jan 22 00:46:34 CET 2015


Steven D'Aprano <steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info> writes:
> In 2009, Robert Martin gave a talk at RailsConf titled "What Killed
> Smalltalk Could Kill Ruby"...  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YX3iRjKj7C0

That's an hour-long video; could someone who's watched it give a brief
summary?

Meanwhile, there's this:  http://prog21.dadgum.com/203.html
"Retiring Python as a Teaching Language"

tl;dr: he's switched to recommending Javascript as a first language
instead of Python, since JS makes it easier to write graphics and games,
which is what lots of beginners are interested in now.



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