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

Klaus D. Witzel klaus.witzel at
Fri May 12 19:04:37 UTC 2006

Hi Waldemar,

on Fri, 12 May 2006 20:30:47 +0200, you <sourceforge at> wrote:
> I don't believe marketing is the main problem, because almost all  
> programmers
> I know, know what Smalltalk is. So, they had contact with  the product,  
> somewhere,
> somehow, but they didn't buy it.

A b s o l u t e l y  correct: they all know it.

> ... Though is was a known API to me,
> it felt much easier to use, because of all the advantages of Smalltalk.

Again, absolutely  c o r r e c t. API is what makes the curly world go  
'round. Learn the API once and apply it everywhere (isn't that called  
'leverage' in English?).

> So, here I am, trying to decide which dialect I should use,
> if any.

Well, coffee has no dialect <grin> it has provenience.


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