Smalltalk: Requiem or Resurgence? {Dr. Dobb's Journal (05/06/06) Chan, Jeremy}

Bert Freudenberg bert at
Fri May 12 11:51:22 UTC 2006

Am 12.05.2006 um 03:17 schrieb Kendall Shaw:

> The fact that squeak has it's own desktop, effectively makes it  
> it's own platform for the purposes of desktop applications.
> If your program doesn't look exactly like every other program and  
> use exactly the same procedure they've had to use for every  
> program, then game over, you might as well not have even bothered  
> to write the program.

So Firefox shouldn't have been written? iTunes? Winamp? Etc.?

> I don't think you could easily distribute it as an rpm or a debian  
> package etc. and deal with dependencies between squeak  
> applications. I can't use installshield to integrate it into  
> someone's squeak applications.

I think your utterly wrong here.

> For all practical purposes, a desktop application written in squeak  
> will only be used by squeak programmers. Note the term: "desktop  
> application".

And I think you'll be proven wrong with Sophie:

- Bert -

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