[Pharo-project] Popularity of Smalltalk in Software Industry

Stéphane Ducasse stephane.ducasse at inria.fr
Fri May 6 11:34:27 CEST 2011


Probably we should find a way to generate HTML from PDF or Latex.
Any ideas?

>>>> Now for the documentation when did you send an help documentation for any part of the system?
>>>> Or a bug fix?
>>>> I find quite funny that people always talk but few are doing. We welcome comments/examples help.
>>> No need to get into a cat-fight here :)
>> 
>> No this is not my point. But what do people really do to help?
>> 
>>> I do agree with Stefan, as well as with you that we could help; but I'm unaware of a good documentation effort outside of the image to start with. Camillo's website project might be the best effort I've seen until now; but then I didn't really look either. Maybe I missed some great website?
>> 
>> If this is just to spit out class comment on html I do not call that a documentation. 
>> Now we can take the book contents and generate html
>> We have 350 pages in the first book and the same in the second one.
>> People are free to join and write one or two chapters.
> 
> Stéphane,
> 
> Of course you are right: wining/complaining doesn't help, only action does. We need more people like Laurent focusing on documentation.
> 
> I for one think that the well written, high quality books that exist (PBE, Seaside Book) are *very valuable*, much better than confusing wiki site (although these have their place as well).
> 
> But the other point is: in most other popular languages, what current, young developers do, when they get an error that they don't understand is copy/paste the literal text in Google and in a surprisingly large number of cases you find some real answers in the first page.
> 
> This is also related to popularity of course.
> 
> Sven




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