Rosemary Michelle Simpson
rms at cs.brown.edu
Sat Jun 30 16:32:23 UTC 2001
On Sat, 30 Jun 2001, Greg A. Woods wrote:
> [ On Saturday, June 30, 2001 at 10:43:17 (-0400), Rosemary Michelle Simpson wrote: ]
> > Subject: Re: BankAccount Tutorial
> > However, it makes sense to stay with the Squeak 2.8 that is on the CD
> > while you are working with the book and its exercises/example code. When
> > learning a new language, especially one as different from most as is
> > Squeak, it seems wise to not change the language version in mid-stream.
> > Having said that I must confess that I jumped all the way to the 3.1 alpha
> > because I wanted the "class comments with it" facility.
> it may be best to avoid unnecessary change when learning a _new_
> language, but because i already had some exposure to squeak, and more or
> less knew the basics of smalltalk from long ago, i had already upgraded
> to 3.0 even before i bought the book and i don't have a 2.8 image at the
> > Still, I kept the
> > 2.8 image and use it in conjunction with the book.
> (does a "current" vm work with the older image? is that a goal?)
I have two separate folders with completely separate systems including the
VMs - one contains the 2.8 system (image, VM, etc) from the CD plus all my
work with the book and the other contains the 3.1 system will all my work
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