@dekkzz78 I disagree with both your propositions.
1. "obscured behind odd language" - This tech would be rather hard to do in anything else than Smalltalk. Maybe in Lisp. Definitely not in any of the mainstream languages.
This is because it directly relies on concepts from Smalltalk (some of which are shared by Lisp), that are otherwise alien to the industry at large.
- Image-based development;
- No isolated compilation vs. execution;
- Code being stored in (or as if in) a database;
2. "hip PR verbage" - I'm of two minds on this.
On the one hand, the page is full of descriptions that sometimes feel more like PR than reality.
On the other hand, all that text does highlight and address actual big problems in software development.
If I saw that page a decade ago, I'd probably consider it to be some weird mix of philosophizing and complaining. However, in the last years I noticed the problems they're trying to solve myself, so their "PR verbiage" sounded very concrete to me.
@temporal odd language wasnt a ref to pharo, just the way their site is written. im ex ibm visual age smalltalk wranger btw
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