human readable? (was: Scripting syntax: all expressions or declarations?)

Damien Pollet damien.pollet at
Thu Aug 24 00:15:11 UTC 2006

On 8/23/06, Jecel Assumpcao Jr <jecel at> wrote:
> created for this particular file. Of course, this is very much like
> defining Philips screws as "human removable" and Torx screws as not due
> to the tools that you can reasonably expect a person to have around the
> house.

philips = text editor, torx = smalltalk browser
and I can't copy-paste a class to discuss it in a mail.

> My personal opinion about changing this or that about Smalltalk to make
> it more acceptable to most people is that this is a futile task.

any task is, to a point :)

> Sure you might get some Ruby guys to switch with a scripting syntax,
> some company to adopt Squeak if there are native widgets, and so on.

Actually I'd appreciate cohererent left/middle/right clicking,
readable fonts and exposé on squeak windows...

 Damien Pollet
 type less, do more

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