[Pharo-project] Popularity of Smalltalk in Software Industry

laurent laffont laurent.laffont at gmail.com
Fri May 6 11:51:19 CEST 2011


On Fri, May 6, 2011 at 11:34 AM, Stéphane Ducasse <stephane.ducasse at inria.fr
> wrote:

> Probably we should find a way to generate HTML from PDF or Latex.

Any ideas?
>

I've used latex2html several years ago.

+1 for html

Laurent.



>
> >>>> 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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