- What this manual presents
- This document provides a tutorial introduction to the Smalltalk language
in general, and the gnu Smalltalk implementation in particular.
It does not provide exhaustive coverage of every feature of the language
and its libraries; instead, it attempts to introduce a critical mass of
ideas and techniques to get the Smalltalk novice moving in the
- Who this manual is written for
- This manual assumes that the reader is acquainted with
the basics of computer science, and has reasonable proficiency
with a procedural language such as C. It also assumes that the reader
is already familiar with the usual janitorial tasks associated with
programming: editing, moving files, and so forth.