[Squeakland] A somewhat silly suggestion for Andreas

Mitchell, David [CC] David.Mitchell at mail.sprint.com
Tue Aug 19 09:49:08 PDT 2003

Could we call it Idealistic Programming?
--David Mitchell

	-----Original Message----- 
	From: Alan Kay [mailto:Alan.Kay at squeakland.org] 
	Sent: Tue 8/19/2003 9:36 AM 
	To: John Voiklis; squeakland at squeakland.org 
	Subject: Re: [Squeakland] A somewhat silly suggestion for Andreas

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