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  • I still don't understand why the Smalltalk way of ifTrue: and ifFalse: is superior to if/else. Can you please explain?

    Other than that, one thing I can think of is the Scheme/SICP [] way of handling linked lists using car, cdr, cons, and recursion. This makes the code much more robust and much less error prone than using pointer games, as is often the case in C. Funnily enough, when I wrote similar code in Common Lisp, the people on #lisp on Freenode told me that I shouldn't use recursive helper functions like that.