[squeak-dev] Clamato & jQuery (was Re: <script language="smalltalk">)

Diogenes Moreira diogenes.moreira at gmail.com
Fri Nov 26 17:13:25 UTC 2010

I imagine that the community  adopt Smalltalk faster and with better
eyes. Smalltalk don't is VBScript.
I can guess that implement a smalltalk in the browser could be a huge
technical task, but not impossible.
I can't imagine how would the process for the software factories, like
FF or MS or Apple, to include smalltalk in their products.

What I do hope happens is that html 6 DOM's model improvement.

Best Regard.

On Fri, Nov 26, 2010 at 1:51 PM, Colin Putney <colin at wiresong.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 26, 2010 at 3:02 AM, Diogenes Moreira
> <diogenes.moreira at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi and I'm sorry for this comment in the middle of conversation
>> Any wrapper ST to JS, may be a good approach and partial solution, but
>> alway the programmer need think i this fact.
>> And ST without real closures and it context, is such as dancing with
>> your sister. You loose something.
> Agreed. Javascript has real closures (and so does Clamato), but
> Javascript is not as powerful as Smalltalk, no doubt about it.
> To have no-compromises support for <script language="smalltalk"> is an
> enormous task, both technically and socially. It's basically
> impossible. Even Microsoft wasn't successful in getting people to
> adopt VBScript.
> Personally, I've decided to just bite the bullet and write the
> simplest, plainest Javascript that I can, cumbersome as that can be. I
> think Clamato is about as close as we can realistically get to
> Smalltalk in the browser, and for me the benefits don't quite outweigh
> the costs. YMMV.
> Colin

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