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Subject:Re: Small Talk From:"Susan W. Gallagher" <sgallagher -at- EXPERSOFT -dot- COM> Date:Mon, 13 Jan 1997 11:37:17 -0800
>Dawn Langley wrote:
>> I need to know how daunting SmallTalk would be to learn for someone with
>> absolutely no programming language experience.
And Mitch Berg answered:
>As luck would have it, I'm doing exactly this. I love SmallTalk...
>If you have NO programming background, but can develop some
>understanding of Object Orientation (more on that later), you may have
>an easier time than someone with someone with _some_ experience in other
>languages. Smalltalk is a "Pure Object" language, which is a big
>concept to digest for someone who's been working in a procedural
>language (like C or COBOL), or even a hybrid Object language (C++,
I found Smalltalk a very easy language to learn because it doesn't
rely an a lot of cryptic symbols like C++ does, so its a lot
easier to "read". And Mitch is right about it being "pure" in its
OO concepts (and therefore a good language to study if you're
interested in getting a handle on OO).
And, BTW - it's Smalltalk. All one word, no internal capitalization.
sgallagher -at- expersoft -dot- com
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