[Pharo-users] Fuzzy Thinking in Smalltalk

horrido horrido.hobbies at gmail.com
Wed Feb 5 09:55:45 EST 2020

I see two major points here. First, that this forum is supposedly only for
Pharo-related matters (not general Smalltalk-related matters), and second,
that people want to see actual source code.

I think this is too narrow a viewpoint and here's why. First, the Pharo
Smalltalk Users forum is, as far as I can tell, the largest
Smalltalk-related forum in the world. This is a testament to the popularity
and power of Pharo.

So, if you want to reach the *largest Smalltalk audience*, this is
unquestionably the best forum to do so. We should not limit ourselves to
only Pharo-related matters; this doesn't help the broader Smalltalk

There are many subscribers here who use other Smalltalks. They may come here
simply because the forum is so large. If the size of the Pharo forum was
insignificant, why would others bother to come here?

I've said this before: a rising tide lifts all boats. We should help each
other...Pharo, Squeak, VA Smalltalk, GemStone/S, etc. This is a great
community, so let's not sequester ourselves into cliques.

Of course, I'm not suggesting that Cincom users come here for user support.
Exercise good judgement here. But we can discuss Smalltalk topics of a more
general nature.

It's a two-way street: Pharo and other Smalltalks can cross-fertilize with
each other. That's why Lorenzo's article is so valuable.

Second, Lorenzo's article didn't show source code, but it did provide an
interesting backdrop. We can see the value of fuzzy logic and how Lorenzo
applied it. This may inspire others to follow up on this in whatever way
they deem appropriate. Maybe someone will implement fuzzy logic in Pharo!
That would be something.

I would like to believe that the Pharo community is a generous and gracious
one. That would help Smalltalkers everywhere. All for one and one for all.

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