> Python?  It's probably better than Java, but why mess with the second
> tier<g> when there's Smalltalk?

Perhaps because it's difficult to determine whether a language is on a
higher tier without first spending a great deal of time mastering it.

I would love to see a Gatorlug presentation about the advantages of
Smalltalk, or perhaps a short tutorial introduction to creating
programs with Squeak. I found the Squeak environment a bit
overwhelming, perhaps because I'm accustomed to working with textual
descriptions of programs rather than interacting with the objects

Don't worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any
good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats.

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