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RE: Is GNU Smalltalk dead?

From: Mark Bratcher
Subject: RE: Is GNU Smalltalk dead?
Date: Sat, 13 Nov 2021 16:11:39 -0500

I use Visual Studio Code with GNU Smalltalk. There’s actually a very good Smalltalk syntax highlighter for the language.


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From: stes@PANDORA.BE
Sent: Saturday, November 13, 2021 5:51 AM
To: Sam Lee
Cc: help-smalltalk
Subject: Re: Is GNU Smalltalk dead?



There is no problem to create files with "vi" or "pico" and use them with "GNU smalltalk",

there is something more subtle like overall product philosophy or 'personal touch',

that is harder to get the same when the original author certainly preferred GNU emacs (I think).



David Stes


----- Op 13 nov 2021 om 10:50 schreef Sam Lee


> Good to know. Will I be missing out on lots of GNU Smalltalk's ecosystem

> and features if I do not use Emacs? I know how to use Emacs but it is

> not something I prefer.


> IMO, dependence on GNU Emacs is bad for the language because of high

> barrier to entry for beginners (they need to learn the language +

> implementation + Emacs).


>> Other Smalltalk implementations can be complementary.


>> I think that GNU smalltalk is rather for more command-line oriented

>> (and GNU emacs) style of software development.


> Yes, I noticed the command line focus of GNU Smalltalk. That's why I

> found it attractive. However, the lack of continued development is

> rather worrying.



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