What killed Smalltalk could kill Python
marfig at gmail.com
Thu Jan 22 01:16:01 CET 2015
In article <873873ae91.fsf at jester.gateway.sonic.net>,
no.email at nospam.invalid says...
> 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
In a nutshell, he argues, along with Ward Cunningham, that what killed
Smalltalk was how easy you could create unclean code with it. "Unclean"
in this context means Smalltalk didn't punish bad software design
decisions that would eventually lead into complex code and unmanageable
systems with zero options of code maintenance.
I don't have an opinion. I didn't know Smalltalk. I started my
programming carrer around the early nineties as a Dbase and later
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