[Newbies] Where to ask questions - Squeak Beginners and Squeak
bert at freudenbergs.de
Wed Jun 17 17:16:25 UTC 2009
On 17.06.2009, at 17:00, Frank Church wrote:
> What sort of questions are appropriate to each group (really means
> which questions should you not ask on Squeak Developers)?
You should not ask annoyingly simple questions on squeak-dev. Here on
the beginner's list you are invited to ask about anything related to
Squeak, however simple it may seem.
> As I understand it Squeak is a variant of Smalltalk, so is Squeak
> beginners the proper place to ask about Smalltalk Proper and the IDE,
> with Squeak developers the place to ask questions about libraries and
> the implementation?
No, that's not the separation. The primary purpose of squeak-dev is to
advance Squeak itself, rather than asking questions how to develop
> The developers list has a lot more activity and it makes me wonder if
> most questions are better asked there even if a newbie. I would assume
> newbie means people new to programming rather than Smalltalk or its
> environments and libraries in general.
No, it's for people not familiar with Squeak yet, which includes
absolute beginners as well as "switchers" from other environments.
It's a good idea to read both lists but only ask on the beginner's
list for at least a couple of months. Then you will get a feel for
what topic to bring up on which list.
- Bert -
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