tapplek at gmail.com
Tue Jan 29 23:00:44 UTC 2008
On Tue, Jan 29, 2008 at 04:45:18PM -0600, David Zmick wrote:
> I have been wondering how to make smalltalk a more "popular" language,
> because i think it is excellent, and i think it would be good to try to
> get other people to use it, because, i don't notice to many younger
> programmers, like myself, using smalltalk, though, i may be wrong.
I am 22, which is younger than everyone else I've asked here.
> One of
> the first thing i would think of to promote smalltalk would be writing
> programs in smalltalk instead of just making smalltalk better, i am not
> trying to discourage improvement on smalltalk, but if all you are
> developing is a language for people to continue to develop a language in,
> it seems like a waste of time.
If it is fun, it is not a waste of time for that person. . But
you are right; it should not be the only direction we pursue. I
really want to push that as the vision for the next release
> The only program I know about, as in big,
> large scale programs, written in smalltalk is PetroVR, i may be wrong
> there to, but i see smalltalk as an excellent development environment and
> language, but, nothing big is written in it, and it will never grow if the
> community is focused entirely on making smalltalk better.
There are lots of big seaside projects; the biggest is
dabbledb.com. Croquet is pretty big too.
> I might be
> completely wrong, but that is what i have seen, but, i have only really
> payed attention for a couple of months, and i think it would be good to
> see some growth in smalltalk's popularity. :)
Matthew Fulmer -- http://mtfulmer.wordpress.com/
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