ANN: New Website for TAOO
revdan at danshafer.com
Mon Oct 17 01:44:39 CDT 2005
I'm still struggling a bit to grok TAOO as well, Dennis. We've
established that it's not extensible in the Smalltalk sense (i.e., by
subclassing and overriding methods). It's more like a collection of
Rev libraries that go one step beyond the usual libraries by
providing a generalized framework within which you can build apps and
other libraries more efficiently.
In that sense, I suspect it's more like a conventional programming
language set of libraries. You load the libraries, then call their
functions and commands, which are designed to be as generic as Xavier
can make them to deal with the most common programming requirements
he encounters in the kinds of apps he builds. He's inviting us to
create new libraries that address other kinds of programming
On Oct 16, 2005, at 6:06 PM, Dennis Brown wrote:
> However, if you did not "get" Forth, you might not be able to tell
> me if I have got any kind of mental hook to grab onto it yet. I
> understand Small Talk is an extensible language and you are
> familiar with it. Can you draw any parallels in that direction?
Dan Shafer, Information Product Consultant and Author
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