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Lex Spoon
Last updated at 2:45 pm UTC on 14 January 2006
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Email: mailto:lex@lexspoon.org
WWW: http://www.lexspoon.org

Squeak provides some unique features among programming tools. It has ubiquitous debugging, non-stop execution even as the code changes, and snapshots. This combination makes for a very productive and pleasant working environment. I ofter wonder why it has not caught on more widely, and my best guess is that the original Smalltalk team thought of themselves differently than do language designers today. Language designers today write a compiler and then think of other tools as secondary. The Smalltalk team wrote what we would now call an operating system and its shell.

Over the years I have spent a lot of time on Squeak. My most notable coding contributions are: