[Newbies] what no Smalltalk at OOPSLA2006?

stéphane ducasse ducasse at iam.unibe.ch
Sat Sep 2 07:04:17 UTC 2006

People believe that Smalltalk is old, slow.... so after a while this  
is boring to fight with them.
If you want to see a lot of Smalltalk, apply to the student volunteer  
program of ESUG next year
and you will get a crazy conference for free with Smalltalk all day  


On 31 août 06, at 19:52, Bakki Kudva wrote:

> [Newbie Perspective]
> I was looking for tutorials, tracks or just about anything related to
> Smalltalk, Seaside at Oopsla2006 in Portland on October 22-26. I was
> disappointed to see that there isn't any Smalltalk related topic -
> what's up with that?
> -bakki
> PS: These are the closest things I could find-
> Dynamic Languages Symposium
> (Program/Venues)
> ...ussion of dynamic languages, their implementation and applications.
> While mature dynamic languages including Smalltalk, Lisp, Scheme, and
> Prolog
>   T48: Totally Awesome Computing: Python as a General-Purpose
> Programming Language
> (Submission/Tutorials)
> ...nd their knowledge of the principles of programming languages,
> since advanced language features (like novel, SmallTalk-like
> applications of polymorphism) are so easy to teach in Python. Format:
> The p...
> ---sad to see that only mention of Smalltalk is to make a point that
> Python is great!
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