[Pharo-project] Cobol is the new language to know?

Geert Claes geert.wl.claes at gmail.com
Tue Feb 22 09:12:24 CET 2011



csrabak wrote:
> 
>> Focusing in  the squeak/pharo/cuis  branch, I've noticed  that pharo
>> people got really concerned in 
>> aspects that  can attract  market interest.   They're looking for
>> funding, fighting  to have "hired
>> people" (meaning under wages) minding "hairy  aspects" of development,
>> maintenance, documentation
>> and some sort of "standardization", etc. Collaborators also produced
>> interesting "printed material" (books, 
>> tutorials) but IMO such material is still very academic in nature. People
>> in industry likes best "manual" 
>> stuff  (like "foundation  classes" with  "methods" (messages  in the
>> case) documented,  etc). IMO (again)  
>> here lies a  relevant problem: there  are "no foundation  classes" (no
>> "landmarks" or things that cannot  be  > easily changed) and it becomes
>> apparent when people exchange ideas  about "keeping this"  and "getting 
>> rid of that". At least debate is going on and many issues have been
>> addressed.
>  
> Yes.
> 

I don't understand what was said here?  Can someone elaborate?
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