Promoting Squeak/Smalltalk

stephane ducasse stephane.ducasse at
Thu Jan 31 21:17:54 UTC 2008

Somebody should work on that nd I uderstand your point.

On Jan 30, 2008, at 12:31 AM, Robert F. Scheer wrote:

> I've only been using Squeak a very short time (for robot main program)
> and would like to continue, however a rather serious limitation for
> robotics is computer vision and numerical methods used for things like
> Kalman and particle filters.  Python, for example, has PIL (Python
> Imaging Library), numPy (numerical methods) and sciPy (scientific
> methods), among others.
> These libraries greatly enhance Python for use in technology fields.
> I'm too much a novice to venture any opinions on how this point of
> distinction should or could be considered by the Smalltalk community,
> but it's definitely something that will affect me personally and must
> similarly affect others working on robots, electronic instruments,
> scientific experiments and so forth.
> - Robert
> On Tue, 2008-01-29 at 16:45 -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.
>> 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.  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.  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. :)

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