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  • But the syntax of Smalltalk is heinously hideous!

    Smalltalk has a deceptively simple syntax. After using it for a while, everthing else looks like overkill. Fortunately, overkill in Perl is quite fun.

    • Strange isn't it. The more Smalltalk I read, the more I like the syntax. There's something to be said for a really, really simple syntax...
      • Being a Perl citizen, I should be ashamed to use this argument, but... To me, the syntax of smalltalk can be described in two words: ug, lee.

        But then, I haven't read much smalltalk. I'm guessing that it's optimized more for writing (e.g. ^ vice return ), so maybe I won't appreciate it until I write something in it.

        Anyway, the smalltalk vm is exceptionally well designed, and could easily have compilers for other languages targeted to it. I wonder if any already exist!