Ryan Leavengood wrote:
> On 11/29/05, mental / rydia.net <mental / rydia.net> wrote:
> >
> > Wow, ok.
> >
> > I'd have to say that's a bit more "catching on" than Ruby's done to
> > date, in any sense of the term.
>
> Not really.

Do you have any evidence for
1) How much Smalltalk caught on
2) How much Ruby has caught on?

> Universities regularly teach things that students will
> never use in the real world. Before switching to Java my university
> taught the basic CS course using Scheme. I also learned Lisp for my AI
> class. Yet I certainly don't see a ton of people using those
> languages, and I certainly don't see many jobs asking for experience
> in those languages. I'm not saying this to belittle those languages,
> but the reality is that the real world and universities don't always
> match up.
> 
> Ryan