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

Benoit St-Jean bstjean at yahoo.com
Sat Feb 8 07:47:26 EST 2020


Smalltalk didn't "fail". We just didn't have the CPU power at the time 
to achieve our dreams! And "Smalltalk is slow" was tagged forever 
besides the name...

2020-02-08 07:17, Ben Coman wrote:The aim of the advertised statement 
that Pharo-is-not-Smalltalk is to
> avoid you "later" being surprised if it differs from ST-80.
> A marketing strategy analogous to a "fail early" programming paradigm,
> and avoid such arguments that try to shackle Pharo.
>
> In practice, its probably many years before Pharo is any more
> incompatible with Smalltalk than the incompatibilities between
> existing Smalltalks.
> But Smalltalk-backward-compatibility should not be one of your
> tick-boxes to choose Pharo.
>
> cheers -ben
>
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