[Pharo-project] Smalltalk for engineers
bschwab at anest.ufl.edu
Sat Feb 5 21:35:58 CET 2011
Fair enough. One of my big messages to newbies is that we Smalltalkers refer to "the development tools" with no small measure of reverence, but they look austere to those from the outside. The reason is simple: the Smalltalk tools do not need to have countless toolbars; one can simply interact directly with the objects using the compiler which "lurks just below" the workspaces in the various tools.
From: pharo-project-bounces at lists.gforge.inria.fr [pharo-project-bounces at lists.gforge.inria.fr] On Behalf Of Geoffroy Couprie [geo.couprie at gmail.com]
Sent: Saturday, February 05, 2011 1:49 PM
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Subject: Re: [Pharo-project] Smalltalk for engineers
That's what I was trying to express: when you already program with
another language, you can easily understand a new language, but you
have big assumptions that will slow you down. I just pointed out the
most important parts that surprised me when I learned Smalltalk.
On Sat, Feb 5, 2011 at 7:28 PM, Schwab,Wilhelm K <bschwab at anest.ufl.edu> wrote:
> That comment requires elaboration or at least some examples of what one can/should do, but getting past that is a big hurdle in learning Smalltalk. Things old to us can be earth shattering: something as simple as creating a new package (or even just a new class or a new class method somewhere, etc.) vs. writing a whole new program in some other language.
> From: pharo-project-bounces at lists.gforge.inria.fr [pharo-project-bounces at lists.gforge.inria.fr] On Behalf Of John McIntosh [johnmci at smalltalkconsulting.com]
> Sent: Saturday, February 05, 2011 5:33 AM
> To: Pharo-project at lists.gforge.inria.fr
> Subject: Re: [Pharo-project] Smalltalk for engineers
> Casual mention of iPhone port, always helpfull
> On 2/4/11, Geert Claes <geert.wl.claes at gmail.com> wrote:
>> James Robertson spotted this post:
>> I was especially interested in the statement "you don’t understand what you
>> can/should do ..."
>> View this message in context:
>> Sent from the Pharo Smalltalk mailing list archive at Nabble.com.
> John M. McIntosh <johnmci at smalltalkconsulting.com>
> Corporate Smalltalk Consulting Ltd. http://www.smalltalkconsulting.com
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