[Pharo-users] About "it's not pharo but smalltalk"

Sven Van Caekenberghe sven at stfx.eu
Wed Feb 5 13:09:55 EST 2020



> On 5 Feb 2020, at 19:01, horrido <horrido.hobbies at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> You want to take the Smalltalk heritage as a definition, that’s ok. We
> don’t, and that’s ok too. Is about what we want to do.
> 
> Who's "we"?
> 
> Last time I checked, nobody owns Pharo. Pharo is not a bunch of core
> developers; it's a community. And I believe there are many Pharoers who
> share my view.
> 
> Since I'm a Smalltalk evangelist and not a Pharo evangelist, I guess I
> shouldn't ever mention Pharo in my blog. After all, if it's not Smalltalk,
> why should I promote it???
> 
> In fact, this is disastrous for my JRMPC competition since it's based
> entirely on Pharo. I'm promoting Smalltalk but pushing Pharo on all the
> participating teams??? What the f*ck am I doing?!!

You don't understand: we don't deny our history or our family, we just don't want to be defined or constraint by it, nor do we want our mailing lists to be used for other purposes than to talk about Pharo.


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