[Ukfreebsd] Notes from last nights meeting

Sevan Janiyan venture37 at geeklan.co.uk
Wed Nov 29 20:01:28 GMT 2017



On 11/29/17 09:46, David Chisnall wrote:
> Odd argument.  The thing that killed Smalltalk was taking an
> implementation detail of the Alto version (a microcode VM) as a
> religion and refusing to acknowledge that code in other languages is
> also important.  For all of their faults, Python and Ruby make it
> comparatively easy to use libraries written in other languages, so
> you’re not stuck making a choice of rewriting billions of lines of
> useful code or abandoning your favourite language.

The angle he was coming from is having an image which can go off on into
a tangent with without a revision control system. The environment is
very flexible and lets you explore but it's easy to get lost with no way
back, ending up with an application which can't back down to a previous
state.

We ended up discussing him because of his Clean Architecture book which
Simon had just finished reading.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Clean-Architecture-Craftsmans-Software-Structure/dp/0134494164

Sevan


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