[Squeakland] A somewhat silly suggestion for Andreas

John Voiklis voiklis at redfigure.org
Tue Aug 19 13:25:03 PDT 2003

I alway think of something clever to say after I send a message...

How about calling a Tweak object an "Idea" and call programming "Thinking."

...Clever but not self-evidently appropriate.

-----Original Message-----
From: Mitchell, David [CC] [mailto:David.Mitchell at mail.sprint.com]
Sent: Tuesday, August 19, 2003 9:49 AM
To: Alan Kay; John Voiklis; squeakland at squeakland.org
Subject: RE: [Squeakland] A somewhat silly suggestion for Andreas

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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