[squeak-dev] what is holding back Smalltalk?
Michael van der Gulik
mikevdg at gmail.com
Thu Nov 20 23:24:31 UTC 2008
On Fri, Nov 21, 2008 at 12:02 PM, Mark Volkmann <mark at ociweb.com> wrote:
> I don't have a lot of experience with Smalltalk yet, but I really love what
> I've seen so far.
> I'm curious what experienced Smalltalkers see as some of the reasons why it
> doesn't attract more attention. I understand the issues with Smalltalk in
> the past related to license costs and performance, but those have been
> addressed now. Have you tried to convince someone to consider Smalltalk and
> failed to convince them? Why do you think they rejected it? What
> improvements could be made to current Smalltalk environments, especially
> Squeak, that might sway them?
I'd like to ask how Ruby on Rails got so popular, and what makes it
different from Squeak?
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