[Pharo-project] Is Pharo a Smalltalk or Smalltalk inspired? (was I added a german wikipedia article on pharo)

Igor Stasenko siguctua at gmail.com
Thu Jul 5 08:38:12 EDT 2012

On 5 July 2012 11:44, Janko Mivšek <janko.mivsek at eranova.si> wrote:
> Hi guys,
> On 05. 07. 2012 11:07, Marcus Denker wrote:
>> On Jul 5, 2012, at 10:59 AM, Helene Bilbo wrote:
>>> And i ask,
>>> because the first line on the Pharo homepage says it’s:
>>> "Smalltalk-inspired“.
>> The idea is that if Pharo is Smalltak, it will always be Smalltalk. We can not move
>> on. If it is Smalltalk Inspired, we can take the *ideas* behind Smalltalk and seriously
>> move forward.
>> E.g. take the Slots. Smalltalk has no first class Slots, Pharo will. If Pharo would *be* Smalltalk
>> it could not.

Pharo IS smalltalk.
Smalltalk by its nature are made to be easily changed.

I don't remember the precise quote from Alan Kay, where he said that
he feels a bit disappointed about the fact that people never thought
about having more subclasses of Behavior than just Class and Metaclass.

Please don't turn the idea into dogma.

Best regards,
Igor Stasenko.

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