[Pharo-project] pharo is... ?

Sean Allen sean at monkeysnatchbanana.com
Tue Jan 6 22:15:18 EST 2009

On Jan 4, 2009, at 4:10 AM, Stéphane Ducasse wrote:

> Hello Sean
>> I started using Squeak a few months ago, mostly in a time permitting
>> fashion.. 2-3 weeks ago, I saw a Pharo related message come across
>> that list and joined here to see what Pharo is. I'm still not  
>> entirely
>> sure, so I'm asking...
>> Pharo is... ?
>> The little bit of marketing on the website makes it sound appealing
>> and I'm sure if I had more experience with Squeak then downloading  
>> the
>> one click and running it and poking around would have answered a ton
>> of questions but, I don't have the Squeak background to have that be
>> meaningful.
> Pharo's goal is to be a clean free-open source Smalltalk.

Is the plan for it to end up as a fork of squeak that runs on the  
squeak vm?
Is the underlying vm going to change?

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