[Newbies] Teaching Smalltalk

David Mitchell david.mitchell at gmail.com
Mon May 3 12:58:10 UTC 2010

For why smalltalk, you might check whysmalltalk.org.

I wrote a little piece on what makes Squeak special on my blog last year:

Don't have time this AM to rewrite the C code, but will look tonight. You
might want to look at the first chapter of "A Taste of Smalltalk" which
rewrites a simple Pascal program in Pascal style code with Smalltalk.

On Mon, May 3, 2010 at 7:20 AM, Samuel Williams <
space.ship.traveller at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear Friends,
> I'm looking for some help from the Smalltalk community. I hope this is the
> right place to ask for information.
> I'm putting together a website aimed at high school students and teachers,
> and would like to make sure the following page is as good as possible:
> http://programming.dojo.net.nz/languages/smalltalk/index
> In particular, "Why would I learn this language?" section needs to have a
> few paragraphs. I don't use Smalltalk so I hoped that you could provide the
> main reasons why Smalltalk is a language someone would want to learn about.
> It would also be great if someone could rewrite the Smalltalk source code
> example so that it is as close as possible to the C implementation:
> http://programming.dojo.net.nz/languages/c/index
> I understand that Smalltalk is very different from C, and uses different
> paradigms, so it doesn't have to be identical, however it would be great if
> it worked in generally the same way. It would be great if you could include
> comments explaining how it works and what is happening (like the C example).
> Any other suggestions or ideas for the Smalltalk page would be fantastic,
> and any suggestions to other pages in general is also very helpful.
> http://programming.dojo.net.nz/
> Kind regards,
> Samuel
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