Good references covering Smalltalk-80

Benoit St-Jean lamneth at
Tue Jan 12 01:11:30 UTC 1999

At 15:30 99-01-06 -0500, you wrote:
>There's a recent ('97) book entitled "Smalltalk by Example" by Alec Sharp
>which would presumably contain a lot of examples, although I haven't read
>it myself.  It's available at, although you may want to flip
>through it at a bookstore first. 

This book heavily focuses on VisualWorks 2.5 and some "features" only
available in VW.
I don't think that book would be of any use for someone who wants to learn
Smalltalk.  On the other hand, if you're looking for ways to customize VW,
to create packaging tools,  to create test tools, etc, that book is the one
you need.  But as I said, the examples in the book are not (in most cases)
translatable to Squeak

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