ANSI Smalltalk

Paolo Bonzini bonzini at
Wed Nov 14 13:41:21 UTC 2007

David Corking wrote:
> On Nov 14, 2007 12:19 PM, Paolo Bonzini  wrote:
>> The differences between successive Smalltalk standards would be more
>> comparable to the differences between successive versions of
>> Java/Python/Ruby (additional modules for different class libraries,
>> etc.).  The release cycles of those languages is indeed around 2 years.
> I thought that is what you had in mind: the outputs (if not the
> process) will be something like those from JCP or the benevolent
> dictatorships.

I think so.  The output will be a formal standard, but the process that 
is being slowly outlined (public discussion, etc.) reminds me of JCP, 
PEP, RCR, etc. (notice I omitted Perl from my list above).  Nothing is 
decided yet, so I'm only voicing my current impressions.


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