A Lisper asks, "Am I supposed to like Smalltalk?"

Alexandre Bergel Alexandre.Bergel at cs.tcd.ie
Wed May 17 11:29:00 UTC 2006

> When we teach Smalltalk, we have a tendency to try to relate it to the
> students by explaining it in their terms.  We tend to downplay the
> differences.  But one of the big values of Smalltalk as an educational
> tool is the fact that it is so different.  These differences have
> disadvantages as well as advantages when it comes to building systems.
> But learning new things expands your mind, so from an educational
> point of view, the differences are one of the chief advantages of
> Smalltalk.

It is very well said.
Many thanks for this email...

Alexandre Bergel  http://www.cs.tcd.ie/Alexandre.Bergel

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