[Pharo-users] The results are in!

horrido horrido.hobbies at gmail.com
Sun Feb 9 19:00:55 EST 2020


Thanks, Ben.

> Although the "smalltalk" title of the video is not ideal, that was the
> name of the competition when it was originally going to use VisualWorks,
> and so it carried over.

Not only that, but if you look at jrmpc.ca, it uses the word "Smalltalk" all
over the place. The sponsors include LabWare (who doesn't use Pharo),
Simberon (who doesn't use Pharo), and TSUG (Toronto *Smalltalk* User Group).
It's "Smalltalk" everywhere! And that's fine because Pharo is a Smalltalk.



Ben Coman wrote
> Hi Guille,
> 
> Full disclosure, I've spent the past 6 months using my discretionary hobby
> time
> programming the infrastructure for this competition using Pharo, so my
> viewpoint may be biased.
> 
> On Sun, 9 Feb 2020 at 03:25, Guillermo Polito <

> guillermopolito@

> >
> wrote:
>>
>> Hi Richard,
>>
>> I’d like to invite you to refrain yourself from posting such off-topic
> messages in the future.
>>
>> This list is for people to *ask* questions about Pharo. Not to diffuse
> any kind of propaganda (pharo related or not).
> 
> This list is not just for asking questions.  There are plenty of [ANN]
> posts advertising new libraries
> and blogs articles.  Following completion of the competition, the MIT
> licensed code repository will be announced here.
> Hopefully it may provide an engaging exercise for Pharo teachers to their
> with their students.
> 
> 
>> I have the feeling this list has been lately flooded with such off-topic
> messages.
> 
> Unfortunately the original post was quite bare and failed to show how it
> was Pharo-topical.
> So I can understand how it triggered you.  I hope the additional
> background
> info provided here alleviates some of your concern about it.
> 
> 
>> I know you don’t agree, but I invite you to read here the **purpose** of
> this list, just for respect to people subscribed to it:
>>    https://lists.pharo.org/mailman/listinfo/pharo-users_lists.pharo.org
> 
> The purpose I see there seems fairly generic... "This is the general
> mailing list for users of Pharo."
> 
> The competition is programmed in Pharo and Pharo is promoted later in the
> video with screens like...
> 
> [image: image.png]
> [image: image.png]
> 
> But that promotion is not the main thing.  The main thing is simply that
> this is-A competition programmed using Pharo,
> and as such this list seems reasonable a reasonable place discuss it.
> Although the "smalltalk" title of the video is not ideal,
> that was the name of the competition when it was originally going to use
> VisualWorks, and so it carried over.
> 
> A final thing to consider is how welcomed the dozens of competing students
> may feel if they are watching this list
> and see their Pharo based competition spurned by the community.
> 
> So with this additional perspective, may one post a week be allowed to
> share the progress of the competition?
> 
> cheers -ben
> 
> 
>> El 8 feb 2020, a las 19:12, Richard Kenneth Eng <

> horrido.hobbies@

> >
> escribió:
>>
>> Round 1 — #1 Leading Team: https://youtu.be/QWHeN5WXfBQ
>>
>> I'm actually quite amazed by their effort. They surpassed my
>> expectations.
>>
>> At the risk of sounding immodest, I think this is a terrific way to
> promote Smalltalk (Pharo). I think the video is an absolute blast.
>>
>> Richard
>>
>>
> 
> 
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