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

Norbert Hartl norbert at hartl.name
Wed Apr 2 03:49:17 EDT 2014


Definitely the latter…

Norbert

Am 02.04.2014 um 09:11 schrieb Andres Valloud <avalloud at smalltalk.comcastbiz.net>:

> 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/
>> 
>> 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
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> On Tue, Apr 1, 2014 at 7:22 PM, Sven Van Caekenberghe <sven at stfx.eu
>> <mailto:sven at stfx.eu>> wrote:
>> 
>> 
>>    On 31 Mar 2014, at 06:21, S Krish <krishnamachari.sudhakar at gmail.com
>>    <mailto:krishnamachari.sudhakar at gmail.com>> wrote:
>> 
>>     > How about impact of this:
>>     >
>>     >
>>    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.
>> 
>>    Sven
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> --
>> www.tudorgirba.com <http://www.tudorgirba.com>
>> 
>> "Every thing has its own flow"
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