[Pharo-users] ...and some cool Smalltalk history! (Re: a Pharo talk from a ruby conference)
goran at krampe.se
Tue Apr 29 12:30:14 EDT 2014
(cc to squeak-dev because I think lots want to read this)
If you want to know some cool history of Smalltalk, and perhaps this is
a strong argument in actually *being* a Smalltalk and not trying to
distance yourself from that rich and lovely heritage.... anyway, here goes:
On 04/28/2014 08:14 PM, Alain Busser wrote:
> Also, Ruby is famous for these methods:
> do these names not remind you something ;-) ?
There is a funny story about these verbs. Martin McClure told me at ESUG
in Brest to ask Dan Ingalls about it, hinting that they are "inspired"
by a famous song.
And thus I did ask Dan in my interview with him I did a few years back
over Skype (it is an interesting interview, for example - was there an
inspiration from biology when Smalltalk was created?):
...the song in question is by Arlo Guthrie:
...and here is a URL to the lyrics of it:
(search down to "injected"!) ...or just let me quote:
"They got a building down New York City, it's called Whitehall Street,
Where you walk in, you get injected, inspected, detected, infected,
Neglected and selected. I went down to get my physical examination one
Day, and I walked in, I sat down, got good and drunk the night before,
so I looked and felt my best when I went in that morning."
...now... where do we stuff in #neglect:? :)
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