[Self-interest] UK Smalltalk User Group Meeting - Wednesday 24 November

David Ungar ungar at mac.com
Wed Nov 17 00:00:34 UTC 2021


Glad the joke landed for you!

> On Nov 16, 2021, at 1:14 PM, Hernan Wilkinson <hernan.wilkinson at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> no no, I understood the joke! In fact I answered with three :laugh: emoji!! But I see that it got translated to ??? ...
> So here is a screenshot of my answer, I hope this time gets fine :-) 
> 
> <image.png>
> 
> On Tue, Nov 16, 2021 at 5:51 PM David Ungar <ungar at mac.com <mailto:ungar at mac.com>> wrote:
> Thank you so much, Jecel, for – as always —understanding so well and explaining so well.
> 
> - David
> 
> > On Nov 16, 2021, at 12:26 PM, Jecel Assumpcao Jr <jecel at merlintec.com <mailto:jecel at merlintec.com>> wrote:
> > 
> > Hernan Wilkinson wrote on Tue, 16 Nov 2021 17:04:06 -0300
> >> 
> >> ???
> >> 
> >> On Tue, Nov 16, 2021 at 3:21 PM David Ungar wrote:
> >> 
> >> I followed the link http://objective.st/ <http://objective.st/> and read: "Objective-S
> >> is the first general purpose programming language." Were
> >> the others chopped liver?
> > 
> > Hernan's question isn't very clear, but supposing he is confused by the
> > "chopped liver" comment that is a humorous expression of indignation
> > when someone else seems to have forgotten them or their contributions.
> > 
> > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chopped_liver <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chopped_liver>
> > 
> > My guess is that there is something missing in "first general purpose
> > programming language" which would narrow it down. For example, you could
> > call APL "the first general purpose array based programming language".
> > 
> > -- Jecel
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