help needed attributing a quote

Dan Ingalls DanI at
Fri Oct 23 03:30:15 UTC 1998

Helge -

>a friend of mine intends to use one of my favourite quotes for a paper:
>"Programming with objects is like working with trained animals,
> instead of pushing around data with a broom."
>Since I was the one who mentioned it to him, my friend now demands a clear
>attribution. 8-)

"Beyond this I must add that programming in Smalltalk is fun.  On the one hand, the act of assembling expressions into statements and then into methods is not very different from conventional programming.  On the other hand, the experience is totally different, for the objects which populate and traverse the code are active entities, and writing expressions feels like organizing trained animals rather than pushing boxes around."

The Smalltalk-76 Programming System
Design and Implementation
Daniel H. H. Ingalls
Proceedings of ACM conf on Principles of Programming Languages
Tucson, AZ, 1978

I like your version a lot.  The broom is good.

	- Dan

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