Dave Astels astels at
Tue Oct 27 19:40:30 UTC 1998

Hello.  I'm new here and so thought I would introduce myself.

I've been working off & on in/with/on various implimentations and
incarnations of Smalltalk since '91.

I'just recently discovered Squeak.... it's fantastic.  It has the clean
lines of the original Smalltalk-80 that originally caught my attention.
I'm especially impressed with the extension of the Smalltalk principle
of reflexion taken to the full extent.. the VM itself.  I've started a
project to build a version of Rod Brooks Behaviour language (tentatively
called "Behave Yourself" :-) and a subsumption architecture VM in Squeak
(I had recently begun in VWNC).  I've switched to Squeak due to a) it's
openness, and b) the VM building support that is built in.  A Smalltalk
implementation of the Virtual Subsumpton Machine (VSM) was going to be a
central feature of the system, with a handcrafted C version developed
for use on embedded hardware.  Now, with the Squeak tools, the C version
can be generated.

And lastly, Squeak has the "fun" feel that Smalltalk-80 had.. that has
been lost in VW, VA, etc.


Dave Astels                     The people who are crazy enough
Software Engineer               to think they can change the world,
AudeSi Technologies Inc.        are the ones who do.
astels at (work) 01490312 at (home)

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