[self-interest] Smalltalk basics first?

Duke Normandin dukeofperl at ml1.net
Wed Feb 16 05:15:48 UTC 2011

On Tue, 15 Feb 2011, Casey Ransberger wrote:

> What I'm saying is that Self has less concepts, so studying
> Smalltalk is likely to fill your head with stuff you don't need in
> Self; that said I think it MAY BE worth it because the core
> message-passing model is the same, you get the historical context,
> there are syntactic similarities (biggest diffs that I know of
> around object literals and the implicit self.)

I get your meaning ..

> OTOH you really will be more than doubling your work load to learn
> both. So if you aren't interested in Smalltalk, I'd say skip
> it. Repeated caveat: I'm a Smalltalk programmer dabbling in Self, so
> my perspective may be uninformed/distorted by my own context.

I'll be taking your advice and skip Smalltalk. I'd hate to ruin a good
thing for myself at this point in time. :)

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