Morphic 3 presentation at Smalltalks 2007
juan at jvuletich.org
Thu Jan 24 19:17:10 UTC 2008
Jason Johnson wrote:
> Ah, now I see the confusion. Part of the reason my messages get so
> long is I try to clarify things as much as I can to avoid confusion,
> but here I see I didn't explain what I meant by "programming
> As Paul Graham said "a lot of the
> best ones were languages designed for their own authors to use, and a
> lot of the worst ones were designed for other people to use." .
> And this idea holds for designing systems as well no doubt. My point
> was just that one also must balance this with practicality. Make it
> for yourself, but make it so *you* can do real world common things
> with it as well as anything your mind can imagine.
Fully agreed. Great quote!
>> If its GUI framework and tools are that good, why not
>> port them to Squeak?
> I suspect I will port certain features of it, though Smalltalk being a
> truly live environment removes the need for some of C#s more
> innovative features.
>> It also has actual envelopes you can grab with the mouse to modify the
> But the chart-like morph is a stand alone morph that views on an
> envelope using a variation of the standard MVC, no? In this case, I
> would expect it to behave exactly the same, though it will obviously
> be more lines of code in C#. But the hard part is in defining the
> Envelope viewer, not in putting it on the form or wiring it up.
The envelope viewer is the morph itself. That's the good part!
> A picture is worth a thousand words, but the book is always better
> then the movie. I see programming more like a book/movie then a
> static picture.
Great phrase! I really love it!
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