[Newbies] Squeak vs. Smalltalk
mark at ociweb.com
Tue Apr 21 12:17:34 UTC 2009
On Apr 21, 2009, at 7:01 AM, Mark Volkmann wrote:
> On Apr 20, 2009, at 10:28 PM, David Mitchell wrote:
>> Very trippy but sometimes frustrating to someone who
>> just wants to build a CRUD GUI.
> This was a key factor in me setting Squeak aside for a bit. I love
> the syntax of Smalltalk and the tools, but I was amazed at how
> difficult it was to build and deploy a simple GUI application. For
> example, I just wanted to build a GUI with a text field for entering
> a name and an OK button. When the button is pressed I wanted to
> display a dialog box that contains the text "Hello" and the name.
> The most frustrating parts were the layout of widgets and the packages
I meant "packaging".
> of the application which involves a large number of steps.
> A more recent concern for me is the lack of support for taking
> advantage of multi-core processors. I know someone is working on
> improving this.
> I hope to return to using Smalltalk at some point.
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