welcome on board. I'm not sure I understand why you send an email to
the book mailing list though and how did the pharo-project mailing
list requested you to do so :-).
Can you tell us more about how you (plan to) use Smalltalk?
There's been talk about the book on the pharo mailing list (see
As for my use of SmallTalk... I'm just curious. I'm a retired
programmer and a serial learner of programming languages. My
favourite language is always the last one I learnt!
The (partial) thread from the Pharo list follows my signature
> The new book focuses on different issues than the old
would be sad to let the old book languish entirely and end
a poor first impression for newcomers, so I am willing to
participate in updating it to Pharo 1.4. I am getting a
Pharo and this is something I can contribute. I think it
main developers continue with implementing and documenting
advanced features, while the community maintains the more
established things. A quick scan pegs this effort at
about 170 images, plus hopefully a minimal amount of
would I proceed with this?
That would be AWESOME. Really.
I would be the last person who could really help, directly with
this, but I'd be happy (other pressures permitting) to do some
proof-reading for you and to act as a guinea pig for you - along
the lines of, "If it's clear to me it's probably going to be
clear to other readers since my prior knowledge is nil".
That would be welcome. I'll move further discussion to [hidden email]
list. Announce yourself there also.