[squeak-dev] Re: What is Squeak (was Re: Re: package universes, sake/packages, (first time) user experiences, etc.)

Andreas Raab andreas.raab at gmx.de
Sun Dec 7 21:40:38 UTC 2008

Igor Stasenko wrote:
> One people hate Etoys, others hate Traits. :)
> Then lets declare 3.8 a best software ever made and leave things as they is.

How exactly are these two statements related? Why does a dislike for 
traits imply that 3.8 is perfect?

> Since 3.8 is perfect, then any contribution made past 3.8 and any will
> be made in future should be rejected because you can't improve what is
> already perfect, right? :)
> Let's then stop discussing how to improve things - because it is pointless.

Is there any point to this rhetoric? If so I fail to see it.

> There's only one thing which makes me uncomfortable: any organism
> which can't evolve and can't react to ever-changing environment
> adequately is doomed to become extinct.

And your point is...? You are the first person to propose stopping to 
improve Squeak. Since I know this isn't your goal I can only guess that 
you were trying to make some other point which I'm not getting.

   - Andreas

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