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Igor Stasenko siguctua at gmail.com
Sat Nov 27 03:33:40 CET 2010

2010/11/26 Janko Mivšek <janko.mivsek at eranova.si>:
> On 26. 11. 2010 18:20, csrabak at bol.com.br wrote:
>> Em 24/11/2010 11:50, Jan van de Sandt < jvdsandt at gmail.com > escreveu:
>>>   A  Smalltalk variant would  use Smalltalk  as the  source language
>>> instead of Java,  the other parts of GWT can be  reused. GWT is open
>>> source (Apache 2.0 license).
>> I think we have first to evaluate to what audience/market are thinking of
>> targeting this effort, then estimate the effort, in order to see if its
>> worth it.
> Specially we the web guys are very interested of such a beast, because
> we need to develop more in more on the client side and in JavaScript,
> which is a bit hard, because of our Smalltalk habits, you know :)
> Even more, Smalltalk on the client (Clamato way) can also solve one of
> the main JavaScript problems: debugging on the client side. If we can
> have near the same debugger on the client as we have in our IDE's, well,
> this would be a huge step forward.
indeed. debugging JS is hard. Most of the times, all you can do is to
put 'alert(...)'
in interesting places, to see what's going wrong.
But there are things, like
didn't tried it.

>> If the attempt is a reinterpretation a Smalltalk base development environment
>> would make a difference in the ecosystem we must check if we aren't flared
>> by our preference of languages versus operational pragmatics.
>> If the idea is to have such environment to the present (and sadly minute)
>> community of Smalltalk developers, probably the effort would attend to a
>> very small clientèle and the returns will be elusive and the project will
>> end orphan.
> --
> Janko Mivšek
> AIDA/Web
> Smalltalk Web Application Server
> http://www.aidaweb.si

Best regards,
Igor Stasenko AKA sig.

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