[Newbies] New to SmallTalk and Squeak

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Fri Mar 28 16:33:14 UTC 2008

On 28.03.2008, at 17:28, Nathan Lane wrote:
> There was one I forgot to mention, which claims to use a similar  
> production paradigm to SmallTalk - that is Ruby.  I've been  
> programming in Ruby for over a year now, which I know isn't the  
> same, already, but it too is completely Object Oriented and Object  
> Based.

The object semantics are indeed similar. However, in Squeak you're  
interacting with live objects directly, rather than having them  
recreated from dead code all the time. That's a huge difference once  
you make the mind shift.

And, btw, it's "Smalltalk" with a lowercase t.

- Bert -

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