Squeak has spoiled me!

Jimmie Houchin jhouchin at texoma.net
Tue Apr 1 03:55:30 UTC 2003

Ned Konz wrote:
 >>On Monday 31 March 2003 02:51 pm, Jimmie Houchin wrote:
jh>>I always click on 'debug' sometimes I do learn why my code fails.
jh>>Sometimes I just learn I don't know very much. :)
jh>>I regularly learn I didn't place a '.' at the end of a statement.
nk> At least you don't have to worry about indentation!

Despite the fact I was frustrated with my inability to solve my problem 
(on my own in Squeak)(and was able to quickly in Python) I very much 
want to use Squeak and not Python. :)

The error I spoke of above is a simple thing. I know as I spend more 
time in Squeak, I'll have less of that problem. But that problem and any 
other I encounter are so elegantly fixed in my code within my living 
environment. No exiting to an Editor/IDE... No opening, editing, saving 
and recompiling (even to bytecode) of files. No explicit module/code 
reloading. Simply go to my browser, my workspace or edit directly in the 
debugger, accept and/or doit. Sweet.

Save my environment and its ready for another day and time.

I find it challenging to look at or try other languages without asking 
myself, "why am I here?".

I am thoroughly spoiled by simplicity of Smalltalk, the living 
environment of Squeak. I just can't go back.
I know Squeak has its own issues. But what language/IDE doesn't?
Since I get to choose my issues, there's little question of my answer.

I know I have a lot to learn.
I thank all here who are willing to help those like me, who have a lot 
to learn. I know it will be worth it to/for me.

I know someday I'll be able to contribute more to this community and to 
Squeak than questions to simple problems. I may have questions to 
complex problems. :)

Seriously tho', thanks.

Jimmie Houchin

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