re: 5 Powerful Programming Languages to Stretch Your Brain VIEW POST

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re: Beautiful thing about dev.to, you can write your own list. 😉 Seriously though, this article is largely based on my own preferences and I like Ruby.
 

Sure. But I thought that "stretching" was a bit more general and not your own preference. Smalltalk doesn't everything differently. It gives you a new perspective. That's why whether for good or bad I cannot think of anything better than Smalltalk to stretch your brain.

Smalltalk is great; I'd love to learn more about it. Write an article explaining some of its features. I'll read and probably share it!

I didn't include it in this list because it's not something I want to learn right now and I write articles mostly as reminders to myself, I don't really care to be super objective in them (unless I'm modeling a thought process in which that is important).

In this case, these are languages I want to learn more completely that I think will help me to understand new concepts in programming. I tend to be more pragmatic than academic, so it makes sense that I focused on languages that are a bit more mainstream than Smalltalk at the moment.

Thanks Jacob for the reply. Yes, I think the subject of the post was what confused me and made me thought it was something way more "objective". But I totally understand your point and being pragmatic.
I am writing a lot of blog posts about Smalltalk (almost all of my blog) but none is just about the language... too much out there explaining better than me :)
Anyway, that aside, it was a good reading and thanks for putting it together!

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