[Pharo-project] Popularity of Smalltalk in Software Industry

Igor Stasenko siguctua at gmail.com
Sat May 7 13:45:48 CEST 2011

On 7 May 2011 08:54, Douglas Brebner <squeaklists at fang.demon.co.uk> wrote:
> On 07/05/2011 01:06, Igor Stasenko wrote:
>> On 6 May 2011 23:45, Stefan Marr<pharo at stefan-marr.de>  wrote:
>>> On 06 May 2011, at 19:08, Igor Stasenko wrote:
>>>> How about CogVM? Should we stop developing it? Or we should start
>>>> supporting both? And can we do that without too much pain? Give us the
>>>> idea.
>>> It is all about adopting the ideas, and I could collaboration on that,
>>> but I can't do that work.
>>> The only problem I see is that there does not seem to be a business case
>>> for a CogVM with parallel Smalltalk Process execution.
>> I can tell you more: there is no business cases for VM(s) which can do
>> manycore :)
>> At least, to my perception, there is not much pressure from people
>> (even on mainstream languages) to leverage this technology.
>> I thought it is very close to come into our houses, but no.. it stuck
>> somewhere on marketplace, buying a better clothes.
> I have the bad feeling that there will continue to be no business case for
> manycore VMs (or serious concurrency in general) until we hit a wall at
> which point they'll suddenly go from uninteresting to desperately essential
> and any language not able to make the jump will be in big trouble.
> Besides, wasn't part of Smalltalk all about leading the way rather than
> following behind?

To lead, you need to have plenty of resources at your disposal. Human
and material ones.

Best regards,
Igor Stasenko AKA sig.

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