[Pharo-project] Popularity of Smalltalk in Software Industry

Stéphane Ducasse stephane.ducasse at inria.fr
Fri May 6 11:56:19 CEST 2011


Ok if some good souls want to give a try to generate html.

Stef



> 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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