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

horrido horrido.hobbies at gmail.com
Wed Feb 5 16:12:37 EST 2020


Reddit is a strange bird. I have found more resistance to Smalltalk there
than from any other source on the planet. Moreover, those people *really*
don't appreciate me evangelizing anything. Consequently, I've avoided Reddit
like the plague.

I don't know what kind of readership exists at Reddit, but they are openly
hostile. So you'll forgive me if I don't lend much credence to what
Redditors say.



Pavel Krivanek-3 wrote
> st 5. 2. 2020 v 20:48 odesílatel horrido <

> horrido.hobbies@

> > napsal:
> 
>> I learned a long time ago that you can't please everybody. I've heard the
>> critics about my evangelism. I've also heard the praise.
>>
>> So what am I supposed to do? Listen to the critics and ignore the fans?
>>
>> If you're an evangelist, you have to develop a thick skin and follow your
>> heart. Otherwise, get out of the kitchen...
>>
> 
> You are a victim of your own strong confirmation bias. I hardly can break
> it but I just want to point out that in the mentioned discussion, there
> was
> no fan of you (and there were more people complaining than the two I
> mentioned).
> 
> Pavel Krivanek-3 wrote
>> > st 5. 2. 2020 v 19:02 odesílatel horrido <
>>
>> > horrido.hobbies@
>>
>> > > napsal:
>> >
>> >> > 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???
>> >>
>> >
>> > Pharo 8.0 release Reddit discussion included some feedback you
>> > may appreciate:
>> >
>> > "Thanks. Does this Pharo release removes feature "Richard Kenneth Eng"?
>> > That was the only feature in detriment to such an excellent environment
>> as
>> > Pharo."
>> >
>> > "I really like the idea of pharo's features and smalltalk is quite
>> > interesting, but I can't help but be put off by the insanely stupid
>> > marketing culture around it. Most articles about it exaggerate way too
>> > much
>> > and seem like they're written by people who were paid to write about
>> it.
>> > Or
>> > maybe I'm reading Medium-cancer too much."
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >> 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?!!
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> Sent from: http://forum.world.st/Pharo-Smalltalk-Users-f1310670.html
>> >>
>> >>
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>> --
>> Sent from: http://forum.world.st/Pharo-Smalltalk-Users-f1310670.html
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