[Pharo-dev] [Inspiration] Toward a better programming

Andres Valloud avalloud at smalltalk.comcastbiz.net
Wed Apr 2 03:11:24 EDT 2014


Hey Doru, I was going to ask "so is that a language or a library?"...

On 4/1/14 23:12 , Tudor Girba wrote:
> Indeed, I read this article several times over the last couple of days.
> This work is impressive particularly when combined with the cloud part.
>
> The language itself is less interesting for me, but what makes it stand
> out is that it has a coherent and robust philosophy behind and
> phenomenal goals to reach. In Pharo, we have the luxury of building on
> top of coherent and robust philosophy (even if different from the
> Wolfram one) and we should try as much as possible to keep our eyes on
> phenomenal goals that seem unreachable.
>
> Another thing I like in Wolfram's work is attention to details:
> http://blog.wolfram.com/2008/01/10/ten-thousand-hours-of-design-reviews/
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> Details are crucial, and all the effort in Pharo around naming and
> redesigning what already exists is incredibly important. But, it is
> precisely at the moment when we are knee-deep in details that is crucial
> to keep our eyes on the phenomenal long term goals.
>
> There is so much to build. Let's be bold.
>
> Doru
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> On Tue, Apr 1, 2014 at 7:22 PM, Sven Van Caekenberghe <sven at stfx.eu
> <mailto:sven at stfx.eu>> wrote:
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>     On 31 Mar 2014, at 06:21, S Krish <krishnamachari.sudhakar at gmail.com
>     <mailto:krishnamachari.sudhakar at gmail.com>> wrote:
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>      > How about impact of this:
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>     http://blog.stephenwolfram.com/2014/03/injecting-computation-everywhere-a-sxsw-update/
>      >
>      > I would agree it is quite complex for any beginner, but utility
>     of a programming language on these lines seems cut out for the future..
>
>     Wow, this is really powerful stuff, a long read, but well worth it.
>     By recombining and reusing all their technology they seem to be able
>     to move into more and more territory.
>
>     It is closed source and (very) expensive, and I don't like the
>     syntax, but we sure can get good ideas from them.
>
>     Thanks for sharing the link.
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>     Sven
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