World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Little Smalltalk

Article Id: WHEBN0003337134
Reproduction Date:

Title: Little Smalltalk  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Interpreted language, Smalltalk
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Little Smalltalk

Little Smalltalk is a non-standard dialect of the Smalltalk programming language invented by Timothy Budd. It was originally described in the book: "A Little Smalltalk", Timothy Budd, Addison-Wesley, 1987, ISBN 0-201-10698-1.

The Little Smalltalk system was the first Smalltalk interpreter produced outside of Xerox PARC. Although it lacked many of the features of the original Smalltalk-80 system, it helped popularize the ideas of object-oriented programming, virtual machines, and bytecode interpreters. Timothy Budd later rewrote Little Smalltalk in Java, and distributes it as the SmallWorld system.

The original releases are under a variety of licenses. They are now maintained by Danny Reinhold via the Little Smalltalk project. Recently work on a new major version has begun. This differs from earlier releases by providing support for graphical applications, a foreign function interface, and numerous integrated tools.

Licenses, copyright

  • Version 1 - Must attribute original source and keep copyright notice in source files
  • Version 2 - Public Domain
  • Version 3 - Public Domain
  • Version 4 - Free for non-commercial use
  • Version 5 - Released under an MIT style license

External links

  • Official website (archived)
  • SmallWorld
  • "A Little Smalltalk" and other Smalltalk related books
  • SmallWorld 2007
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.