Promoting Squeak/Smalltalk

Joshua Gargus schwa at
Tue Jan 29 23:42:52 UTC 2008

The benefits of popularity seem clear.  There would be more smart  
people with more spare time to contribute good ideas and code.  There  
would be more jobs and a better chance of making a living using the  
language.  The second benefit would feed into the first, and vice-versa.

The question is whether the benefits outweigh the costs.  Since the  
benefits seem obvious to me, I'll assume that you're really expressing  
skepticism about whether the benefits outweigh the costs.  What do you  
think the costs are? (I can think of a few, but I'm curious about what  
others think)


On Jan 29, 2008, at 3:14 PM, Colin Putney wrote:

> On 29-Jan-08, at 2:45 PM, David Zmick wrote:
>> 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. :)
> Why would it be good if Smalltalk were more popular?
> Colin

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