Exactly! The JRMPC participants were more used to looking things up quickly and easily, rather than exploring. It's not easy to teach people how to explore a system for needed information, and more importantly, it's a time-consuming process. People are impatient.
Smalltalk is not for impatient people, and that's the major problem. Ben Coman wrote > Pharo has some good documentation, but its more lesson-based than a > library > reference. > Those of us familiar with Pharo know the tricks to use the system itself > as > that reference, but I'd imagine this is an unfamiliar workflow for > newcomers. > > I have seen before a class library reference generated from the image, but > I couldn't put my hands on it right now. > @all, is it still being generated?. This might provide newcomers > something more familiar to work with. > > cheers -ben > > On Tue, 24 Mar 2020 at 03:00, Richard Kenneth Eng < > horrido.hobbies@ > > > wrote: > >> https://jrmpc.ca/2020/03/20/what-makes-learning-smalltalk-challenging/ >> >> FWIW, 95% of respondents pointed to the lack of reference documentation >> for the class library as the major obstacle to learning Smalltalk/Pharo. >> >> Richard >> -- Sent from: http://forum.world.st/Pharo-Smalltalk-Users-f1310670.html