[Pharo-dev] Thank you for Pharo

Stéphane Ducasse stephane.ducasse at inria.fr
Mon Dec 30 13:37:34 EST 2013

we hope that you will help us taking what is good from python (I have a long list of good and bad but the problem is that our community is not large enough yet).


On 30 Dec 2013, at 16:03, kilon alios <kilon.alios at gmail.com> wrote:

> " We all appreciate when Pharo is useful. But it is not yet finished (if it ever will) and you are welcome to help moving it forward as
> yet another crazy guy. Step by step it goes ..." 
> Fortunately their are plenty of "crazy" people to prove "logical" people wrong and drive progress forward. 
> Here is a nice article about them.
> http://listverse.com/2007/10/28/top-30-failed-technology-predictions/
> I will also like to thank pharo people for their work. Sorry if I have replied to this thread before I have a bad memory. 
> I started pharo like a "crazy" experiment, I never expected that I would abandon a well established , supported  and popular programming language like python for pharo. 
> The plan was simple to "steal ideas" from pharo and port them to python on the premise that I would like several things that would be doable by one person. Then I discovered more and more things I liked that became complete insane to even imagine that I could port all these things to python. I certainly did not want to abandon the comfort of python and learn things from scratch but I was completely hooked with how amazing pharo is. So here I am, I only hope I do my very small part to push pharo forward, with my project Ephestos and small bug fixes here and there. Still long way to go to really understand pharo and its libraries but as you so wisely said step by step I am moving forward and that can only be a good thing. 

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