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Re: [Help-smalltalk] Community sprint

From: Mike Anderson
Subject: Re: [Help-smalltalk] Community sprint
Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2006 13:52:44 +0000
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Bram Neijt wrote:
>> The logo: the smalltalk baloon with the gnu on it
> Haha, I had the same problem! Posted about it a week or so ago. I've
> created a cartoon speech balloon with the gnu in it. However, I'm just
> the fan site. The actual "GNU Smalltalk logo" should be done by
> developer's choice. Maybe start a competition?

Here's my entry!

>> What are my dreams:
>> 1) Have a good set of libraries
> Same here. However, I think the C-bindings should be placed at the
> background more, simply for portability: writing things in smalltalk
> will make it more portable. I would love a kind of GTKmm like
> extension layer written in Smalltalk, keeping library dependencies to
> a minimal. Maybe even a C to Smalltalk translator or compiler (like
> the compilers for CLI and .NET).

C to Smalltalk is really quite do-able for simple libraries (my
interface to Cairo is an example of sorts). It gets quite hairy for
things like Gtk+ where you encounter some ugly #IFDEFs.

I keep meaning to find some time to look at Sport, which is supposed to
do this sort of thing, I think.



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