[Squeakland] A somewhat silly suggestion for Andreas

Alan Kay Alan.Kay at squeakland.org
Tue Aug 19 07:36:16 PDT 2003


Why not call a Tweak object an "Idea"? This would be even more Greek, 
and more appropriate.

Cheers,

Alan

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At 1:36 PM -0400 8/18/03, John Voiklis wrote:
>This came to me during mile five (the idea mile) of a recent long jog; so,
>take it with a grain of salt.
>
>Given that objects in Tweak will be neither Morphs nor traditional objects,
>I wonder if Andreas would consider calling a Tweak object a "Pragma" (a
>thing, for the Greekless); that way the computer scientists, educators, and
>epistemologists among us could develop a theory of "Pragmatic Programming,"
>while avoiding confusion with the various kinds of object-orientedness found
>in Smalltalk and other languages.
>
>I have not fully thought this out yet, but the idea struck me as fertile
>enough to risk embarrassing myself by making it public.
>
>Best,
>
>John
>
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