•   over 4 years ago

Ad: "Obsolete or esoteric programming languages are not eligible for prizes"

I hope you don't find Smalltalk esoteric nor obsolete.

Herby, of Amber Smalltalk team

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  • Moderator   •   over 4 years ago

    Hmm. Although Smalltalk was quite an original language in its time, it doesn't seem to be very alive right now:

    http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?WhyIsSmalltalkDead
    http://stackoverflow.com/questions/711140/why-isnt-smalltalk-popular

    Correspondingly, it might not be a very useful language for CodeCombat to offer. But it would be kinda fun. A Smalltalk parser would have to be pretty awesome (complete, well-organized, and handling incomplete code) to win this challenge over a hotter language, but as long as it works, it could be eligible for one of the iPads.

    I hope this makes sense?

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