Whither Squeak?

SmallSqueak smallsqueak at rogers.com
Fri May 19 14:36:05 UTC 2006

> > What does this mean?  Is this another way of saying "A lot of people
> > have been trying to modularize Squeak and we haven't gotten very far."
> >

> Yup. Good summary :-).

> As to the why: certainly not a lack of brainpower. Squeak ports some
> of the brightest minds in the industry. Manpower is probably reason
> number one, coordination is tricky as well, and the tools have
> performance problems when trying to manage the whole image.

> On a more philosophical stance, Squeak has grown organically. And
> anything organic tends to get fuzzy, maybe even almost fractal,
> borders between the various parts. Try separating a leaf from its
> stem, on the cell level, for starters...


    Hope this help ;-)



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