BTW, when I learned Smalltalk, I had no issue at all with the syntax. Previously, I had been a software developer for over 20 years with C as my primary language (I was Project Team Leader of the Windows NT Driver Group at ATI Technologies, now AMD). So even though I was a C expert, I picked up Smalltalk within a week and was able to start coding immediately.

There’s not much to “know” about Smalltalk. It’s based on one very simple concept: message passing between objects. Once you understand that, everything else falls into place quickly and easily.

Contrast that with how much more you need to know about JavaScript syntax, or Python syntax, or Ruby syntax.

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