[Pharo-project] Popularity of Smalltalk in Software Industry

Stéphane Ducasse stephane.ducasse at inria.fr
Sat May 7 09:08:21 CEST 2011


>> Seriously, if you want such kind of shitty interface, which allows you
>> to call arbitrary function with arbitrary arguments
>> without any argument type checking, i can write it for you.
> 
> call me crazy but:  yes i would like that interface.
> 
> ctypes works very well.  i have used it plenty.  it gives you the ability to get access to libraries trivially.  you dont have to spend a week writing a wrapper for something you might only need for a short period of time.  if you need to use that library extensively then you need to spend the time writing a proper library for it.  you can call me crazy but i find functionality like this *extraordinarily* useful.  both python and ruby have very nice implementations, its kind of a shame we dont yet.
> 
> were all adults here, i understand that if i do something stupid i will get bad results, but i like having the ability to make that decision.

Ok Igor will do it :)
Igor you have too now :)

Stef


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