Re: SmallTalk names (was "typefaces")

Subject: Re: SmallTalk names (was "typefaces")
From: Fred M Jacobson <fred -at- BOOLE -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 8 Nov 1993 08:58:41 PST

> ...
> It's also a good idea to consider the type of information
> you need to present and how it's most effectively conveyed.
> The SmallTalk programming language was invented when a
> programmer's spacebar broke -- it consists of a series of
> "english" words strung together with initial caps and no
> spaces in between. ...

Now wait a second! Are you claiming that SmallTalk programs contain
no spaces? Yes, SmallTalk names are often constructed this way, but
this is also a common style in other programming languages. Even
readers of this list who don't read programs see it in trademarks
such as FrameMaker, PostScript, and WordPerfect. Did SmallTalk start
this trend? Maybe.

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