Smalltalk and Java

Andreas Raab andreas.raab at
Sun Nov 11 21:19:13 UTC 2007

Philippe Marschall wrote:
> 2007/11/11, Andreas Raab <andreas.raab at>:
>> Cees de Groot wrote:
>>> On Nov 10, 2007 12:13 AM, Andreas Raab <andreas.raab at> wrote:
>>>> Yes, I understand the same. And I wish it were different...
>>> Why - because Microsoft is The Bad Guy and Sun is The Good Guy?
>> No, it's because I need to run on a variety of platforms and I need
>> cross-platform libraries to work with.
> What's wrong with Squeak?

For the situations I'm thinking about, mostly lack of basic acceptance. 
We tried to get NASA to use Croquet for some of their next-gen stuff but 
it was a complete no-go. They used Java for all the reasons mentioned 
but if there would've been a way of integrating efficiently we might 
have had a chance (they'll likely be using Jython or Scala instead now).

   - Andreas

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