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Antique Smalltalk

Author:Dean Chouinard
Posted:8/17/1999; 4:55:57 AM
Topic:Antique Smalltalk
Msg #:9587
Prev/Next:9586 / 9588

Regarding antique software, ObjectShare distributes an old version (Win16) of Smalltalk on their website,, along with a user interface builder. They call it Smalltalk Express but it is really the old Digitalk Smalltalk environment.

Back in the mid-90's I spent a lot of time in this environment studying OOP concepts and experimenting with the Win16 APIs. It was refreshing, as a programmer, to step into a foreign environment such as this (compared to the bread-and-butter stuff I was doing) and discard all my preconceptions and start anew. It is probably still useful in this respect.


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