[self-interest] Smalltalk basics first?

Casey Ransberger casey.obrien.r at gmail.com
Tue Feb 15 21:12:40 UTC 2011

Probably not a bad idea. I can't say for sure how much of Smalltalk will just confuse you, being myself new to Self.

It's worth pointing out that "upward extension" really isn't an adequate description, I don't think: Self actually *removes* concepts from Smalltalk. It's intended to be "smaller" than Smalltalk in terms of total cognitive load. 

On Feb 15, 2011, at 12:55 PM, Duke Normandin <dukeofperl at ml1.net> wrote:

> Hello List ...
> Given that Self is an "upward extension" of Smalltalk - if you will -
> I'm just wondering if it wouldn't be advisable for me to learn the
> very basics of Smalltalk syntax, before proceeding further with
> Self. Opinions please!
> Perhaps "Computer Programming using GNU Smalltalk" by Canol Gökel
> http://smalltalk.gnu.org/documentation/books
> -- 
> Duke
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