[squeak-dev] ...and some cool Smalltalk history! (Re:
[Pharo-users] a Pharo talk from a ruby conference)
David T. Lewis
lewis at mail.msen.com
Tue Apr 29 16:43:23 UTC 2014
Thanks Göran, that's great!
I'm really looking forward to seeing an implementation of
Collection>>neglect:, I can't believe nobody thought of this before ;-)
> (cc to squeak-dev because I think lots want to read this)
> If you want to know some cool history of Smalltalk, and perhaps this is
> a strong argument in actually *being* a Smalltalk and not trying to
> distance yourself from that rich and lovely heritage.... anyway, here
> On 04/28/2014 08:14 PM, Alain Busser wrote:
>> Also, Ruby is famous for these methods:
>> do these names not remind you something ;-) ?
> There is a funny story about these verbs. Martin McClure told me at ESUG
> in Brest to ask Dan Ingalls about it, hinting that they are "inspired"
> by a famous song.
> And thus I did ask Dan in my interview with him I did a few years back
> over Skype (it is an interesting interview, for example - was there an
> inspiration from biology when Smalltalk was created?):
> ...the song in question is by Arlo Guthrie:
> ...and here is a URL to the lyrics of it:
> (search down to "injected"!) ...or just let me quote:
> "They got a building down New York City, it's called Whitehall Street,
> Where you walk in, you get injected, inspected, detected, infected,
> Neglected and selected. I went down to get my physical examination one
> Day, and I walked in, I sat down, got good and drunk the night before,
> so I looked and felt my best when I went in that morning."
> ...now... where do we stuff in #neglect:? :)
> regards, GÃ¶ran
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