[squeak-dev] Smalltalk for small projects only?

Eliot Miranda eliot.miranda at gmail.com
Thu Feb 2 20:26:30 UTC 2012

2012/1/31 Göran Krampe <goran at krampe.se>

> On 02/01/2012 06:17 AM, Colin Putney wrote:
>> 2012/1/31 Eliot Miranda <eliot.miranda at gmail.com
>> <mailto:eliot.miranda at gmail.**com <eliot.miranda at gmail.com>>>
>>    A good challenge would be to reimplement ANT (a Java application) in
>>    Squeak/Pharo.  That would force us to address real weaknesses.
>> I can vouch for this. I wrote Filesystem because trying to write Mason
>> using FileDirectory was too painful.
> AFAIK this has already been done by Keith Hodges (for Squeak building -
> not general building) in multiple layers (Bob the Builder, Sake etc):
> http://www.squeaksource.com/**Bob.html<http://www.squeaksource.com/Bob.html>
> http://www.squeaksource.com/**Packages.html<http://www.squeaksource.com/Packages.html>
> http://www.squeaksource.com/**Sake.html<http://www.squeaksource.com/Sake.html>
> ...but perhaps you meant for "generic software building".

Yes.  ANT is cross-platform and generic.  I expect Squeak/Pharo would need
lots of work beyond Colin's new file system and OSProcess to provide
similar functionality.  I think it would be a great driver to get the right

> regards, Göran

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