[ENH] CharacterTimes-rsb

Russell Penney russell.penney at tincanct.com
Wed Jun 23 09:30:22 UTC 2004

	I wanted to give an opinion about your emails. The opinion is
"thanks". I have learnt a lot about the fundamentals of Smalltalk in recent
weeks especially the #= vs. #== discussions. It finally made sense to me
after reading your emails.

I must admit I would hate to be on the receiving end of one of your
discussions :)   (But I would learn something)

Just my 0.02c


> -----Original Message-----
> From: squeak-dev-bounces at lists.squeakfoundation.org [mailto:squeak-dev-
> bounces at lists.squeakfoundation.org] On Behalf Of Brian Rice
> Sent: Wednesday, 23 June 2004 4:31 PM
> To: Richard A. O'Keefe
> Cc: The general-purpose Squeak developers list
> Subject: Re: [ENH] CharacterTimes-rsb
> I suppose you deserve a better reply than my latest. Basically after
> the long rhetorical diarrhea about Hebrew, I was fairly revolted, and
> had a difficult time even looking at the several pages following it. I
> also do not particularly care for your interpretation or selection of
> operator. It can be whatever I like, because you are not here to write
> code; you're here to debate.
> You may be wise and experienced, but this is not a debate hall or a
> lecture hall at a university, and it is not polite to reply to every
> sentence with a paragraph or a full thesis.
> To address your questions: my presence on the Squeak list as a Slate
> author is that Slate is intended to encompass every existing Squeak
> role at some point. Slate has to abide by Squeak philosophies and
> support everything that Squeakers want to do, simply because I want to
> do all those things and believe that Squeak goes about them in entirely
> the wrong way. I actually believe that Slate is exactly what Squeak
> should be focussing on for the far future, in Alan Kay's terms and even
> in practice. Also, I'd be a fool not to be here to record improvements
> here and adapt them to Slate or at least note the contrast.
> Everything else, I could care less about. You gave the full code for an
> idiom I do not care for. I rejected it. copied: means
> concatenatedTimes: so it is a totally unsuitable selector. I shall use
> concatenatedTimes: and also implement copySize: in the manner alluded
> to.
> As for my reaction, perhaps it would not have happened, and I would
> have read the content more thoroughly and with higher regard and
> precision of understanding if I didn't have to wade through so bloody
> much of it.
> --
> Brian T. Rice
> LOGOS Research and Development
> http://tunes.org/~water/

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