[self-interest] Self or Slate; Differences?

Russell Allen mail at russell-allen.com
Wed Feb 24 09:15:43 UTC 2010

Why not learn both? :)

>From my perspective: Self has a more mature VM and GUI/development environment than Slate (because it is older).  Slate has some interesting features, in particular it has a form of multimethods which could be very powerful.

Self is, I think, conceptually simpler than Slate; whether that extra complexity is worth it should hopefully become more apparent as Slate matures and we start to see largish bodies of code written in it.


On 21/02/2010, at 4:23 PM, Tim wrote:

> I am looking to learn a new language. After researching Smalltalk a bit, I have decided I would prefer to learn a prototype based langusge.
> I have narrowed my choices to Self and Slate.
> Can anyone explain the differences to me?
> I know Slate uses a syntax very close to Smalltalk. What else?
> Thanks in advance.
> Teejay

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