mental / rydia.net wrote:

>But Smalltalk never caught on,
>at least not to the degree that Ruby has.
>
>There isn't much unique to Ruby at all -- it's just very well
>put-together, and has successfully popularized a lot of concepts
>that have previously not been a significant part of "mainstream"
>programming.
>
>-mental
>
What are you talking about. In what way has smalltalk never caught on?

Now Modula3, Oberon and ABC could be said to have never caught on 
(despite ABC being one of the predecessors of Python). But smalltalk? 
Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. Sir what proof do 
you have?