[Pharo-project] pharo vision

Stéphane Ducasse stephane.ducasse at inria.fr
Mon Jan 30 17:07:55 EST 2012

Thanks serge
I do not know how to help. Now I hope that a small kernel will help.
I hope to allocate some time and ben will work three months on it again.


On Jan 30, 2012, at 5:24 PM, Serge Stinckwich wrote:

> On Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 3:24 PM, Stéphane Ducasse
> <stephane.ducasse at inria.fr> wrote:
> Thank you for this nice vision.
> I think "Language and Remote IDEs for small devices" and "robotics"
> could be merge in the same section about "embedded system", because
> they share more or less the same concerns: small kernel, C/C++
> integration, headless system, reliable networking support, remote
> debugging, customizable real-time gc, ... Having the possibility of
> mixing several domain-specific languages is also quite interesting in
> robotics, see for the example the recent series of workshop i organize
> recently: http://www.doesnotunderstand.org/wikka.php?wakka=DSLRob11
> I try to push Smalltalk use in robotics in several projects:
> 1) SqueakBot (http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Projects/SqueakBot) 2)
> PlayerST to control Player/Stage robotic simulation
> (http://www1.ifi.auf.org/mediawiki/index.php/Smalltalk_Player_Client)
> 3) ROSTalk to connect Smalltalk and ROS
> (https://github.com/SergeStinckwich/rostalk)
> but this is still difficult because most of the robotic stuff are
> written in C/C++ and also the lack of manpower ...
> It's easier at the moment to use Python or Lua for robots than
> Smalltalk. Look here: https://github.com/timn/roslua
> Regards,
> -- 
> Serge Stinckwich
> UMI UMMISCO 209 (IRD/UPMC), Hanoi, Vietnam
> Matsuno Laboratory, Kyoto University, Japan (until 12/2011)
> http://www.mechatronics.me.kyoto-u.ac.jp/
> Every DSL ends up being Smalltalk
> http://doesnotunderstand.org/

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