Sake = Rake for Smalltalk?

Lord ZealoN lordzealon at
Wed May 17 07:22:08 UTC 2006

I haven't read all the mails but, why we would need something like a
makefile?. I think squeak don't need it. Squeak don't have a
edit-compile cycle, True?

2006/5/17, Andreas Raab <andreas.raab at>:
> Hans-Martin Mosner wrote:
> > When we define methods, we don't write
> > SomeClass compile: 'method source' classified: 'protocol'
> > because that would be pretty clumsy.
> >
> > Now for class definitions, I don't see how all the alternative
> > approaches of defining classes give a real advantage over the
> > traditional message send expression.
> Isn't there a certain contradiction between "pretty clumsy" on the one
> hand and "no real advantage" on the other? If you need to understand
> some code, being non-clumsy is a real advantage to me and having less
> clumsy class definitions would certainly help in understanding code
> faster and better. And yes, VW holds the all-time low in the signal to
> noise ratio of class definitions ;-)
> Cheers,
>    - Andreas


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