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Re: [Help-smalltalk] lessons from the python environment

From: Robert Collins
Subject: Re: [Help-smalltalk] lessons from the python environment
Date: Wed, 08 Sep 2004 11:31:06 +1000

On Tue, 2004-09-07 at 09:00 -0600, Brian Brown wrote:

> > vim-python, which was my example, allows immediate evaluation of python
> > code fragments... the hypothetical vim-smalltalk would likewise allow
> > smalltalk code fragment evaluation.
> This is enabled by linking the Vim executable with the core python 
> shared lib. Would this be possible in GST? Btw, I agree with your 
> earlier statement about people getting used to their enviroments. I've 
> even used a Squeak package that provides Vim compatible key bindings 
> for the browsers and workspace (Disturbed, I know :-)

Not very: the amount of muscle-memory involved in driving an editor is
phenomenal. Its easier to provide an adaptor to other editors than learn
a new set of memories... and then switch between them.


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