[lively-kernel] Fwd: [Esug-list] Is he kidding?
danhhingalls at gmail.com
Mon Nov 1 17:19:04 CET 2010
Hi Guys -
I sent this to the ESUG list, related to a discussion about ease of access to Smalltalk. Got some interesting responses, and some not so. I'll summarize anon
>Date: Sun, 31 Oct 2010 15:32:07 -0700
>To: esug-list at lists.esug.org
>From: Dan Ingalls <dan at squeakland.org>
>Subject: [Esug-list] Is he kidding?
>Hi again -
>I will stop polluting this otherwise sane list, but I can't resist one more thought...
>You know I never left Smalltalk; I'm just using another language right now ;-). One of the early thoughts I had when working on the Lively Kernel was to put a Smalltalk "skin" on top of it, and I'd have a Lively Smalltalk. I was going to release it to SqueakLand as an April Fool's prank, but the day came and went; then a year came and went, and so it goes...
>This should work on Safari, Chrome, Firefox and Opera, with iPad and IE9 working RSN. You should be able to select expressions and evaluate them with cmd-p or something similar (different in different browsers and platforms). If all else fails, you should be able to bring up a menu with cmd-click, and select Text-functions/print-it. Don't forget to scroll the Smalltalk workspace up -- the best examples are out of view.
>So, is this a joke?
> The graphics are resolution-independent and anti-aliased
> It runs in almost every browser
> You don't need to install it to run
> You can save your work on a web page and share it that way too
>Of course it's only a two-day hack, but what if someone actually got serious about it? And what about the synergy with Gilad's interest in compiling Newspeak to JS? For me, I think we could have a lot of fun in the next year. If this tickles your fancy, hop on the Lively Kernel mail list and we'll try to give you some support. The documentation is sparse but the people are friendly.
>All the best
> - Dan
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