Alejandro F. Reimondo
aleReimondo at smalltalking.net
Sun Sep 6 18:07:46 UTC 2009
Thanks for your email.
When I desided to give a chance to Smalltalk
I started a path that let me exploit the diferences in pov
with thouthands of people (never returned to Pascal,
that governed the "way of thinking about software"
at that time).
Now it is too late for me to feel confortable following
The reason why I wrote the email was to say that there
are other ways to consider smalltalk.
How we consider Smalltalk, dependes on what we
can get from it, and how much we have to loose
when we conform the commons.
all the best,
----- Original Message -----
From: "Randal L. Schwartz" <merlyn at stonehenge.com>
To: "Alejandro F. Reimondo" <aleReimondo at smalltalking.net>
Cc: "The general-purpose Squeak developers list"
<squeak-dev at lists.squeakfoundation.org>
Sent: Sunday, September 06, 2009 11:43 AM
Subject: Re: [squeak-dev] Clamato
>>>>> "Alejandro" == Alejandro F Reimondo <aleReimondo at smalltalking.net>
Alejandro> You claim that Clamato is a Smalltalk... for me, it implies
Alejandro> that it is an object environment, e.g. it has support
Alejandro> for at least this features:
Alejandro> - snapshot (can be primitive) that save the complete
Alejandro> environment (or subset) capable to restart without
Alejandro> loosing valuable state/information.
Alejandro> - become (&/or massive become) facility
Alejandro> - allInstances or an efficient way to iterate instances
Alejandro> of a class (species or something equivalent) not known
Alejandro> before evaluation time (e.g. can´t predict wich will be the
Alejandro> class to change design).
I'd have to say that those are specific things that *you* in particular
from what you think Smalltalk is, and not things that are intrinsic in
For example, by those rules, GNU Smalltalk would not be "Smalltalk". And I
think you'd find thousands of people disagreeing with you.
Please consider this as you evaluate Clamato for what it is.
Randal L. Schwartz - Stonehenge Consulting Services, Inc. - +1 503 777 0095
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