Smalltalk-72 [Was: threads]
Alan.Kay at squeakland.org
Mon Feb 18 15:59:40 UTC 2002
Hi Dave --
An interesting question. The story of Smalltalk-72 is in "The Early
History of Smalltalk" that I wrote for the ACM almost 10 years ago. I
have a .pdf of this which I will post in a swiki if someone will give
me URL of a good place to stash it.
Then I'll answer your question.
At 1:34 PM -0800 2/17/02, David Simmons wrote:
>Why was the Smalltalk-72 form abandoned/changed to create Smalltalk-80?
>I just looked over the manual and it was fascinating. It looks like a
>hybrid between scheme and half-a-dozen scripting languages that showed
>up between the late-80's and early-90's.
>Smalltalk-72 might well have been a very popular scripting language for
>the internet 90's era.
>-- Dave S. [SmallScript Corp]
>SmallScript for the AOS & .NET Platforms
>David.Simmons at SmallScript.com | http://www.smallscript.org
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: squeak-dev-admin at lists.squeakfoundation.org [mailto:squeak-dev-
>> admin at lists.squeakfoundation.org] On Behalf Of Bijan Parsia
>> Sent: Saturday, February 16, 2002 10:17 AM
>> To: squeak-dev at lists.squeakfoundation.org
>> Subject: re: threads
>> On Sat, 16 Feb 2002, Helge Horch wrote:
>> > At 23:57 15.02.2002 -0500, Bijan Parsia wrote:
>> > >That being said, I don't quite get all of the Smalltalk-72 model,
>> > >I'm diligently (for me) perusing the manual :)
>> > Ah!, you mean the one at
>> > <http://www.spies.com/~aek/pdf/xerox/alto/Smalltalk72_Manual.pdf>?
>> Yes indeed, thanks to whomever put that up. I guess I should pop the
>> into the swiki.
>> Bijan Parsia.
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