BankAccount Tutorial

Rosemary Michelle Simpson rms at
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
> moment....
> >  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
on ConceptLab.


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