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Re: [Help-smalltalk] [RFC] Smalltalk scripting syntax

From: Mike Anderson
Subject: Re: [Help-smalltalk] [RFC] Smalltalk scripting syntax
Date: Sat, 10 Mar 2007 18:56:21 +0000
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Topher Cyll wrote:
>> It seems to me that we have never really addressed the question of how
>> the language is used to write actual scripts. 'Scripting' is not a
>> precisely defined activity, of course, but it seems to me that scripting
>>  often does not require defining new classes.
>> For example, it's perfectly possible to define classes in Perl, but for
>> most scripts I never do.
> I would just caution, this may be a symptom of Perl's broken class
> system.  I tend not to define classes when I script in Perl either,
> but when I'm scripting with Ruby (even simple things) it's not
> uncommon for me to define my own classes.

Perl's class system is no more broken than C's :)

What makes you choose Perl for some scripts and Ruby for others, if you
don't mind me asking?

> Anyways, good questions you raised!
> Toph

Thank you!


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