[self-interest] A few questions from a smalltalker

Bernat Romagosa tibabenfortlapalanca at gmail.com
Wed Oct 26 07:42:01 UTC 2011

Hi guys,

Thanks a lot for the replies! I'm using the Self-Latest-Unstable snapshot on
a Debian machine.

The leap from st to Self is quite bigger than I expected, but I think I'm
beginning to "get it" hehe

Another question: do you guys have some kind of public repo where I can
check out some projects to get a grasp of what real-world stuff looks like?


2011/10/26 Russell Allen <mail at russell-allen.com>

> **
> On Tue, 25 Oct 2011 11:23:02 -0700, David Ungar wrote:
> > I noticed that shells can both DoIt and GetIt stuff, but not PrintIt.
> > Does this respond to some design principle?
> >
> > You can print by getting the string of something but it isn't as
> >> common an idiom as you can get a manipulable reference to the
> > object
> >> itself just as easily. You can always ask an object for it's
> >> symbolic form, but it needs the behavior to return that. Since
> > there
> >> is no base Object class, there is no guarantee suck a method
> > exists.
> >>
> >>
> >> Yes. You can send printString or print to many objects.
> Hi Bernat!
> Sending print or printLine to many objects will print to stdout.
> If you have started Self from the command line on Linux or Mac then
> you'll see it in the terminal you started Self from. If you've started
> Self on Mac by double-clicking a snapshot, then it will probably
> disappear into the ether and you're better off using GetIt.
> May I ask which platform and what snapshot you're using?
> - Russell

Bernat Romagosa.
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