[Pharo-project] [squeak-dev] [ANN] STicky

Hernán Morales Durand hernan.morales at gmail.com
Sun Sep 27 08:12:42 EDT 2009


That's one idea. Although there are many applications. I'm using it
now to test a translator from Smalltalk to PQF (an insane query
language), but the course of acquisition of a natural language is a
very complex process, so a linguist can write a translator which
display dynamically inflectional systems differences between English
and Greek or Chinese, or a WordNet application which suggest synonyms
to a writer as he writes, or a logician which desires to show his
students calculus applied to a "lingua characteristica", i.e. it is
not limited to computer or constructed languages. Use your imagination
:)

For the Smalltalk to Java part, I've just included a translator
available in the SqueakSource repository, I'm not so concerned about
the correcteness of a translator but if the author wants to include a
warning before usage of his tool I will happily include it.

One motivation for STicky were the arguments of some Java developers I
know, they told me they've felt lost inside Smalltalk (they've never
seen a Programming System as an autonomic system with global behavior,
etc. but as a process which deals with dead text code) and since
language is a means for referring objects rather than the object
itself, this tool can show the referent sources of their language, if
a translator exists of course.
Cheers,

Hernán

2009/9/27 Stéphane Ducasse <stephane.ducasse at inria.fr>:
> But for beginner what is the difference between that and a Smalltalk
> interpreter.
> The idea is that they can compare with their own language the
> smalltalk syntax?
> it could work now when trnaslating to Java you can generate really bad
> code to
> express smalltalk syntax?
>
> Stef
>
> On Sep 26, 2009, at 11:26 PM, Andrey Larionov wrote:
>
>> Its an awesome. It what i want cause i smalltalk beginer
>>
>> On Sun, Sep 27, 2009 at 01:20, Hernán Morales Durand
>> <hernan.morales at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> is a pluggable real-time evaluator and/or translator workspace
>>
>
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