Learn Smalltalk?

Do you think one should learn Smalltalk nowadays? The following article has some information.

Can Learning Smalltalk Make You A Better Programmer?
https://developers.slashdot.org/story/16/12/31/0413250/can-learning-smalltalk-make-you-a-better-programmer

I was surprised to read about Amber Smalltalk. A Smalltalk for the web.

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2 thoughts on “Learn Smalltalk?

  1. sure learning smalltalk can make you a better programmer– learning almost any language can make you a better programmer. (ymmv, especially between languages.) best of all, learning smalltalk can show you what oop couldve been, if not for c++. not that c++ isnt a great language, its just a great language with a kind of oop that probably set the world back for decades.

    regarding smalltalk personally, i never liked the “image” idea they had for it. but other than fig, its the only language i know (if you know another, id love to know the name) where math is evaluated left-to-right, instead of using order of operations/operator precedence. it does evaluate parentheses, though.

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