and slightly updated... http://forum.world.st/ANN-Simp...
If yiu want to work with all the good parts of Smalltalk, try Ruby
Ruby is close, but Avdi Grimm shows a few of the features Smalltalk still has over Ruby. http://www.virtuouscode.com/20... (ignore the inflammatory title, its tongue in cheek - check the books Avdi's written on Ruby)
> maps of the real-world (like bidirectional properly graphs can).
> The future will belong to a language that manage to express that truth, make it fast, easy and powerful
Something like Flexible Object Layouts being implemented in Pharo Smalltalk?
LISP is the language to learn to *think* about functional programming.
Smalltalk is the language to learn to *think* about object-oriented programming.
PL/I -- "the fatal disease" -- belongs more to the problem set than to the solution set. -- Edsger W. Dijkstra, SIGPLAN Notices, Volume 17, Number 5