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Re: squeak is enthousiast

> On Wed, 12 Jan 2000, Stefan Rieken wrote:
> > Let me know if you agree with this view, so that I can give them a "go"
> > or "no-go" on this.
> I'm not sure what "squeak" is, but I'm pretty sure I agree.

Squeak (www.squeak.org) is SmallTalk clone made by Apple and (I think)
Disney.  It seems there are several good examples and tutorials for
building multimedia apps.  I was looking for a programming language
for Joe Users willing to learn a bit of programming or willing their
kids learning.  One of the constraints is that Joe User will become
frustrated if it takes a month for him to build a mere 4 operations
calculator displaying on the console.  I want a tool allowing to, and
with exmaples showing how to build flashy apps, specially multimedia
ones.  Python is IMHO a very good language for teaching programming
but AFAIK its tutorials and the examples shipped are not precisely
exciting so it probably falls short for Joe Users.

			Jean Francois Martinez

Project Independence: Linux for the Masses