bparsia at email.unc.edu
Wed Jan 9 23:16:48 UTC 2002
On Wed, 9 Jan 2002, Gary McGovern wrote:
> I'm curious to know if there are any plans to change Squeak
> over to Java ?
No, thank goodness.
> And if it would be possible ?
Depends. There's Talks2 which runs squeak in java (actually current squeak
> Personally I prefer Smalltalk and its benefits such as
> workspaces, browsers, dynamic compilation etc (I don't like to
> use get and set and some of the huge method headers)
Well, you can get some of those things with various Java stuff. I don't
quite see what that means for Squeak.
> but I'm
> thinking from the support angle.
YOu want to make squeak harder to support?
>? What could have been done
> with the huge developer base.
Not much, my guess. A tiny slice of a large base is a tiny slice. Plus, no
one currently involved in Squeak (ok, most, but certainly the core
team) want to deal with Java. I don't, I know.
> Or would it be a good idea to have a Java translator that
> would give the apparency of the code being written or read in
> Java syntax ?
I don't see that this is interesting *except* as a I think implementing
langauges in Squeak is fun. See Frost, the recently open sourced Java
compiler for VisualWorks.
More information about the Squeak-dev