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4 js/Documentation.deploy.js
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@@ -51,7 +51,7 @@ smalltalk.method({
selector: 'ch1introduction',
fn: function (){
var self=this;
-return (function($rec){smalltalk.send($rec, "_title_", ["Introduction"]);return smalltalk.send($rec, "_contents_", [unescape("%0A%0A%23%23Amber%20Smalltalk%20in%20a%20nutshell%0A%0AAmber%20is%20an%20implementation%20of%20the%20Smalltalk-80%20language.%20It%20is%20designed%20to%20make%20client-side%20web%20development%20**faster%2C%20easier%20and%20more%20fun**%20as%20it%20allows%20developers%20to%20write%20HTML5%20applications%20in%20Smalltalk%21%0A%0AAmber%20is%20written%20in%20itself%2C%20including%20the%20IDE%20and%20the%20compiler%20and%20it%20runs%20**directly%20inside%20your%20browser**.%20The%20IDE%20is%20fairly%20complete%20with%20a%20class%20browser%2C%20workspace%2C%20transcript%2C%20unit%20test%20runner%2C%20object%20inspectors%2C%20cross%20reference%20tools%20and%20even%20a%20debugger.%0A%0ANoteworthy%20features%3A%0A%0A-%20Amber%20is%20semantically%20and%20syntactically%20very%20close%20to%20%5BPharo%20Smalltalk%5D%28http%3A//www.pharo-project.org%29.%20Pharo%20is%20considered%20the%20reference%20implementation.%0A-%20Amber%20**seamlessly%20interacts%20with%20JavaScript**%20and%20can%20use%20its%20full%20eco%20system%20of%20libraries%20without%20any%20glue%20code%20needed.%0A-%20Amber%20**has%20no%20dependencies**%20and%20can%20be%20used%20in%20any%20JavaScript%20runtime%2C%20not%20only%20inside%20browsers.%20An%20important%20example%20is%20%5BNode.js%5D%28http%3A//nodejs.org%29.%0A-%20Amber%20is%20a%20live%20Smalltalk%20that%20**compiles%20incrementally%20into%20efficient%20JavaScript**%20often%20mapping%20one-to-one%20with%20JavaScript%20equivalents.%0A-%20Amber%20has%20a%20**Seaside%20influenced%20canvas%20library**%20to%20dynamically%20generate%20HTML.%0A%0A%23%23%20Disclaimer%0A%0AThis%20documentation%20doesn%27t%20aim%20to%20teach%20Smalltalk.%20%0AKnowledge%20of%20Smalltalk%20is%20needed%20to%20understand%20the%20topics%20covered%20in%20this%20documentation.%20%0AIf%20you%20want%20to%20learn%20the%20Smalltalk%20language%2C%20you%20can%20read%20the%20excellent%20%5BPharo%20By%20Example%5D%28http%3A//www.pharobyexample.org%29%20book.%0A")]);})(smalltalk.send((smalltalk.DocChapter || DocChapter), "_new", []));
+return (function($rec){smalltalk.send($rec, "_title_", ["Introduction"]);return smalltalk.send($rec, "_contents_", [unescape("%0A%0A%23%23Amber%20Smalltalk%20in%20a%20nutshell%0A%0AAmber%20is%20an%20implementation%20of%20the%20Smalltalk-80%20language.%20It%20is%20designed%20to%20make%20client-side%20web%20development%20**faster%2C%20easier%20and%20more%20fun**%20as%20it%20allows%20developers%20to%20write%20HTML5%20applications%20in%20a%20live%20Smalltalk%20environment%21%0A%0AAmber%20is%20written%20in%20itself%2C%20including%20the%20IDE%20and%20the%20compiler%20and%20it%20runs%20**directly%20inside%20your%20browser**.%20The%20IDE%20is%20fairly%20complete%20with%20a%20class%20browser%2C%20workspace%2C%20transcript%2C%20unit%20test%20runner%2C%20object%20inspectors%2C%20cross%20reference%20tools%20and%20even%20a%20debugger.%0A%0ANoteworthy%20features%3A%0A%0A-%20Amber%20is%20semantically%20and%20syntactically%20very%20close%20to%20%5BPharo%20Smalltalk%5D%28http%3A//www.pharo-project.org%29.%20Pharo%20is%20considered%20the%20reference%20implementation.%0A-%20Amber%20**seamlessly%20interacts%20with%20JavaScript**%20and%20can%20use%20its%20full%20eco%20system%20of%20libraries%20without%20any%20glue%20code%20needed.%0A-%20Amber%20**has%20no%20dependencies**%20and%20can%20be%20used%20in%20any%20JavaScript%20runtime%2C%20not%20only%20inside%20browsers.%20An%20important%20example%20is%20%5BNode.js%5D%28http%3A//nodejs.org%29.%0A-%20Amber%20is%20a%20live%20Smalltalk%20that%20**compiles%20incrementally%20into%20efficient%20JavaScript**%20often%20mapping%20one-to-one%20with%20JavaScript%20equivalents.%0A-%20Amber%20has%20a%20**Seaside%20influenced%20canvas%20library**%20to%20dynamically%20generate%20HTML.%0A%0A%23%23%20Disclaimer%0A%0AThis%20documentation%20doesn%27t%20aim%20to%20teach%20Smalltalk.%20%0AKnowledge%20of%20Smalltalk%20is%20needed%20to%20understand%20the%20topics%20covered%20in%20this%20documentation.%20%0AIf%20you%20want%20to%20learn%20the%20Smalltalk%20language%2C%20you%20can%20read%20the%20excellent%20%5BPharo%20By%20Example%5D%28http%3A//www.pharobyexample.org%29%20book.%0A")]);})(smalltalk.send((smalltalk.DocChapter || DocChapter), "_new", []));
return self;}
}),
smalltalk.DocumentationBuilder);
@@ -84,7 +84,7 @@ smalltalk.method({
selector: 'ch2differencesWithOtherSmalltalks',
fn: function (){
var self=this;
-return (function($rec){smalltalk.send($rec, "_title_", ["Differences with other Smalltalks"]);return smalltalk.send($rec, "_contents_", [unescape("%0AAmber%20has%20some%20differences%20with%20other%20Smalltalk%20implementations.%20%0ABecause%20it%20maps%20Smalltalk%20constructs%20one-to-one%20with%20the%20JavaScript%20equivalent%2C%20including%20Smalltalk%20classes%20to%20JavaScript%20constructors%2C%20the%20core%20class%20library%20is%20simplified%20compared%20to%20Pharo%20Smalltalk.%20%0AThe%20following%20list%20explains%20the%20main%20differences%3A%0A%0A-%20The%20collection%20class%20hierarchy%20is%20simpler%20compared%20to%20most%20Smalltalk%20implementations.%20As%20of%20today%2C%20there%20is%20no%20SortedCollection.%20The%20size%20of%20arrays%20is%20dynamic%2C%20and%20they%20behave%20like%20an%20ordered%20collection.%20%0A%20%20They%20can%20also%20be%20sorted%20with%20the%20%23sort*%20methods.%0A-%20The%20Date%20class%20behaves%20like%20the%20Date%20and%20TimeStamp%20classes%20in%20Pharo%20Smalltalk.%20Therefore%20both%20Date%20today%20and%20Date%20now%20are%20valid%20in%20Amber.%0A")]);})(smalltalk.send((smalltalk.DocChapter || DocChapter), "_new", []));
+return (function($rec){smalltalk.send($rec, "_title_", ["Differences with other Smalltalks"]);return smalltalk.send($rec, "_contents_", [unescape("%0AAmber%20has%20some%20differences%20with%20other%20Smalltalk%20implementations.%20This%20makes%20porting%20code%20a%20non-trivial%20thing%2C%20but%20still%20quite%20manageable.%0ABecause%20it%20maps%20Smalltalk%20constructs%20one-to-one%20with%20the%20JavaScript%20equivalent%2C%20including%20Smalltalk%20classes%20to%20JavaScript%20constructors%2C%20the%20core%20class%20library%20is%20simplified%20compared%20to%20Pharo%20Smalltalk.%0AAnd%20since%20we%20want%20Amber%20to%20be%20useful%20in%20building%20lean%20browser%20apps%20we%20can%27t%20let%20it%20bloat%20too%20much.%0A%0ABut%20apart%20from%20missing%20things%20other%20Smalltalks%20may%20have%2C%20there%20are%20also%20things%20that%20are%20plain%20different%3A%0A%0A-%20The%20collection%20class%20hierarchy%20is%20much%20simpler%20compared%20to%20most%20Smalltalk%20implementations.%0A-%20As%20of%20today%2C%20there%20is%20no%20SortedCollection.%20The%20size%20of%20arrays%20is%20dynamic%2C%20and%20they%20behave%20like%20an%20ordered%20collection.%20They%20can%20also%20be%20sorted%20with%20the%20%60%23sort*%60%20methods.%0A-%20The%20%60Date%60%20class%20behaves%20like%20the%20%60Date%60%20and%20%60TimeStamp%60%20classes%20in%20Pharo%20Smalltalk.%20Therefore%20both%20%60Date%20today%60%20and%20%60Date%20now%60%20are%20valid%20in%20Amber.%0A-%20Amber%20does%20not%20have%20class%20Character%2C%20but%20%60String%60%20does%20implement%20some%20of%20Character%20behavior.%0A-%20Amber%20does%20support%20class%20instance%20variables%2C%20but%20not%20class%20variables.%0A-%20Amber%20only%20has%20global%20classes%20and%20packages%2C%20but%20not%20arbitrary%20objects.%20Use%20classes%20instead%20like%20%60Smalltalk%20current%60%20instead%20of%20%60Smalltalk%60%20etc.%0A-%20Amber%20does%20not%20support%20pool%20dictionaries.%0A-%20Amber%20uses%20**%3C%20...javascript%20code...%20%3E**%20to%20inline%20JavaScript%20code%20and%20does%20not%20have%20pragmas.%0A-%20Amber%20does%20not%20have%20class%20categories.%20The%20left%20side%20in%20the%20browser%20lists%20real%20Packages%2C%20but%20they%20feel%20much%20the%20same.%0A")]);})(smalltalk.send((smalltalk.DocChapter || DocChapter), "_new", []));
return self;}
}),
smalltalk.DocumentationBuilder);
8 js/Documentation.js
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@@ -72,10 +72,10 @@ selector: unescape('ch1introduction'),
category: 'chapters',
fn: function (){
var self=this;
-return (function($rec){smalltalk.send($rec, "_title_", ["Introduction"]);return smalltalk.send($rec, "_contents_", [unescape("%0A%0A%23%23Amber%20Smalltalk%20in%20a%20nutshell%0A%0AAmber%20is%20an%20implementation%20of%20the%20Smalltalk-80%20language.%20It%20is%20designed%20to%20make%20client-side%20web%20development%20**faster%2C%20easier%20and%20more%20fun**%20as%20it%20allows%20developers%20to%20write%20HTML5%20applications%20in%20Smalltalk%21%0A%0AAmber%20is%20written%20in%20itself%2C%20including%20the%20IDE%20and%20the%20compiler%20and%20it%20runs%20**directly%20inside%20your%20browser**.%20The%20IDE%20is%20fairly%20complete%20with%20a%20class%20browser%2C%20workspace%2C%20transcript%2C%20unit%20test%20runner%2C%20object%20inspectors%2C%20cross%20reference%20tools%20and%20even%20a%20debugger.%0A%0ANoteworthy%20features%3A%0A%0A-%20Amber%20is%20semantically%20and%20syntactically%20very%20close%20to%20%5BPharo%20Smalltalk%5D%28http%3A//www.pharo-project.org%29.%20Pharo%20is%20considered%20the%20reference%20implementation.%0A-%20Amber%20**seamlessly%20interacts%20with%20JavaScript**%20and%20can%20use%20its%20full%20eco%20system%20of%20libraries%20without%20any%20glue%20code%20needed.%0A-%20Amber%20**has%20no%20dependencies**%20and%20can%20be%20used%20in%20any%20JavaScript%20runtime%2C%20not%20only%20inside%20browsers.%20An%20important%20example%20is%20%5BNode.js%5D%28http%3A//nodejs.org%29.%0A-%20Amber%20is%20a%20live%20Smalltalk%20that%20**compiles%20incrementally%20into%20efficient%20JavaScript**%20often%20mapping%20one-to-one%20with%20JavaScript%20equivalents.%0A-%20Amber%20has%20a%20**Seaside%20influenced%20canvas%20library**%20to%20dynamically%20generate%20HTML.%0A%0A%23%23%20Disclaimer%0A%0AThis%20documentation%20doesn%27t%20aim%20to%20teach%20Smalltalk.%20%0AKnowledge%20of%20Smalltalk%20is%20needed%20to%20understand%20the%20topics%20covered%20in%20this%20documentation.%20%0AIf%20you%20want%20to%20learn%20the%20Smalltalk%20language%2C%20you%20can%20read%20the%20excellent%20%5BPharo%20By%20Example%5D%28http%3A//www.pharobyexample.org%29%20book.%0A")]);})(smalltalk.send((smalltalk.DocChapter || DocChapter), "_new", []));
+return (function($rec){smalltalk.send($rec, "_title_", ["Introduction"]);return smalltalk.send($rec, "_contents_", [unescape("%0A%0A%23%23Amber%20Smalltalk%20in%20a%20nutshell%0A%0AAmber%20is%20an%20implementation%20of%20the%20Smalltalk-80%20language.%20It%20is%20designed%20to%20make%20client-side%20web%20development%20**faster%2C%20easier%20and%20more%20fun**%20as%20it%20allows%20developers%20to%20write%20HTML5%20applications%20in%20a%20live%20Smalltalk%20environment%21%0A%0AAmber%20is%20written%20in%20itself%2C%20including%20the%20IDE%20and%20the%20compiler%20and%20it%20runs%20**directly%20inside%20your%20browser**.%20The%20IDE%20is%20fairly%20complete%20with%20a%20class%20browser%2C%20workspace%2C%20transcript%2C%20unit%20test%20runner%2C%20object%20inspectors%2C%20cross%20reference%20tools%20and%20even%20a%20debugger.%0A%0ANoteworthy%20features%3A%0A%0A-%20Amber%20is%20semantically%20and%20syntactically%20very%20close%20to%20%5BPharo%20Smalltalk%5D%28http%3A//www.pharo-project.org%29.%20Pharo%20is%20considered%20the%20reference%20implementation.%0A-%20Amber%20**seamlessly%20interacts%20with%20JavaScript**%20and%20can%20use%20its%20full%20eco%20system%20of%20libraries%20without%20any%20glue%20code%20needed.%0A-%20Amber%20**has%20no%20dependencies**%20and%20can%20be%20used%20in%20any%20JavaScript%20runtime%2C%20not%20only%20inside%20browsers.%20An%20important%20example%20is%20%5BNode.js%5D%28http%3A//nodejs.org%29.%0A-%20Amber%20is%20a%20live%20Smalltalk%20that%20**compiles%20incrementally%20into%20efficient%20JavaScript**%20often%20mapping%20one-to-one%20with%20JavaScript%20equivalents.%0A-%20Amber%20has%20a%20**Seaside%20influenced%20canvas%20library**%20to%20dynamically%20generate%20HTML.%0A%0A%23%23%20Disclaimer%0A%0AThis%20documentation%20doesn%27t%20aim%20to%20teach%20Smalltalk.%20%0AKnowledge%20of%20Smalltalk%20is%20needed%20to%20understand%20the%20topics%20covered%20in%20this%20documentation.%20%0AIf%20you%20want%20to%20learn%20the%20Smalltalk%20language%2C%20you%20can%20read%20the%20excellent%20%5BPharo%20By%20Example%5D%28http%3A//www.pharobyexample.org%29%20book.%0A")]);})(smalltalk.send((smalltalk.DocChapter || DocChapter), "_new", []));
return self;},
args: [],
-source: unescape('ch1introduction%0A%09%5EDocChapter%20new%0A%09%09title%3A%20%27Introduction%27%3B%0A%09%09contents%3A%20%27%0A%0A%23%23Amber%20Smalltalk%20in%20a%20nutshell%0A%0AAmber%20is%20an%20implementation%20of%20the%20Smalltalk-80%20language.%20It%20is%20designed%20to%20make%20client-side%20web%20development%20**faster%2C%20easier%20and%20more%20fun**%20as%20it%20allows%20developers%20to%20write%20HTML5%20applications%20in%20Smalltalk%21%0A%0AAmber%20is%20written%20in%20itself%2C%20including%20the%20IDE%20and%20the%20compiler%20and%20it%20runs%20**directly%20inside%20your%20browser**.%20The%20IDE%20is%20fairly%20complete%20with%20a%20class%20browser%2C%20workspace%2C%20transcript%2C%20unit%20test%20runner%2C%20object%20inspectors%2C%20cross%20reference%20tools%20and%20even%20a%20debugger.%0A%0ANoteworthy%20features%3A%0A%0A-%20Amber%20is%20semantically%20and%20syntactically%20very%20close%20to%20%5BPharo%20Smalltalk%5D%28http%3A//www.pharo-project.org%29.%20Pharo%20is%20considered%20the%20reference%20implementation.%0A-%20Amber%20**seamlessly%20interacts%20with%20JavaScript**%20and%20can%20use%20its%20full%20eco%20system%20of%20libraries%20without%20any%20glue%20code%20needed.%0A-%20Amber%20**has%20no%20dependencies**%20and%20can%20be%20used%20in%20any%20JavaScript%20runtime%2C%20not%20only%20inside%20browsers.%20An%20important%20example%20is%20%5BNode.js%5D%28http%3A//nodejs.org%29.%0A-%20Amber%20is%20a%20live%20Smalltalk%20that%20**compiles%20incrementally%20into%20efficient%20JavaScript**%20often%20mapping%20one-to-one%20with%20JavaScript%20equivalents.%0A-%20Amber%20has%20a%20**Seaside%20influenced%20canvas%20library**%20to%20dynamically%20generate%20HTML.%0A%0A%23%23%20Disclaimer%0A%0AThis%20documentation%20doesn%27%27t%20aim%20to%20teach%20Smalltalk.%20%0AKnowledge%20of%20Smalltalk%20is%20needed%20to%20understand%20the%20topics%20covered%20in%20this%20documentation.%20%0AIf%20you%20want%20to%20learn%20the%20Smalltalk%20language%2C%20you%20can%20read%20the%20excellent%20%5BPharo%20By%20Example%5D%28http%3A//www.pharobyexample.org%29%20book.%0A%27'),
+source: unescape('ch1introduction%0A%09%5EDocChapter%20new%0A%09%09title%3A%20%27Introduction%27%3B%0A%09%09contents%3A%20%27%0A%0A%23%23Amber%20Smalltalk%20in%20a%20nutshell%0A%0AAmber%20is%20an%20implementation%20of%20the%20Smalltalk-80%20language.%20It%20is%20designed%20to%20make%20client-side%20web%20development%20**faster%2C%20easier%20and%20more%20fun**%20as%20it%20allows%20developers%20to%20write%20HTML5%20applications%20in%20a%20live%20Smalltalk%20environment%21%0A%0AAmber%20is%20written%20in%20itself%2C%20including%20the%20IDE%20and%20the%20compiler%20and%20it%20runs%20**directly%20inside%20your%20browser**.%20The%20IDE%20is%20fairly%20complete%20with%20a%20class%20browser%2C%20workspace%2C%20transcript%2C%20unit%20test%20runner%2C%20object%20inspectors%2C%20cross%20reference%20tools%20and%20even%20a%20debugger.%0A%0ANoteworthy%20features%3A%0A%0A-%20Amber%20is%20semantically%20and%20syntactically%20very%20close%20to%20%5BPharo%20Smalltalk%5D%28http%3A//www.pharo-project.org%29.%20Pharo%20is%20considered%20the%20reference%20implementation.%0A-%20Amber%20**seamlessly%20interacts%20with%20JavaScript**%20and%20can%20use%20its%20full%20eco%20system%20of%20libraries%20without%20any%20glue%20code%20needed.%0A-%20Amber%20**has%20no%20dependencies**%20and%20can%20be%20used%20in%20any%20JavaScript%20runtime%2C%20not%20only%20inside%20browsers.%20An%20important%20example%20is%20%5BNode.js%5D%28http%3A//nodejs.org%29.%0A-%20Amber%20is%20a%20live%20Smalltalk%20that%20**compiles%20incrementally%20into%20efficient%20JavaScript**%20often%20mapping%20one-to-one%20with%20JavaScript%20equivalents.%0A-%20Amber%20has%20a%20**Seaside%20influenced%20canvas%20library**%20to%20dynamically%20generate%20HTML.%0A%0A%23%23%20Disclaimer%0A%0AThis%20documentation%20doesn%27%27t%20aim%20to%20teach%20Smalltalk.%20%0AKnowledge%20of%20Smalltalk%20is%20needed%20to%20understand%20the%20topics%20covered%20in%20this%20documentation.%20%0AIf%20you%20want%20to%20learn%20the%20Smalltalk%20language%2C%20you%20can%20read%20the%20excellent%20%5BPharo%20By%20Example%5D%28http%3A//www.pharobyexample.org%29%20book.%0A%27'),
messageSends: ["title:", "contents:", "new"],
referencedClasses: ["DocChapter"]
}),
@@ -120,10 +120,10 @@ selector: unescape('ch2differencesWithOtherSmalltalks'),
category: 'chapters',
fn: function (){
var self=this;
-return (function($rec){smalltalk.send($rec, "_title_", ["Differences with other Smalltalks"]);return smalltalk.send($rec, "_contents_", [unescape("%0AAmber%20has%20some%20differences%20with%20other%20Smalltalk%20implementations.%20%0ABecause%20it%20maps%20Smalltalk%20constructs%20one-to-one%20with%20the%20JavaScript%20equivalent%2C%20including%20Smalltalk%20classes%20to%20JavaScript%20constructors%2C%20the%20core%20class%20library%20is%20simplified%20compared%20to%20Pharo%20Smalltalk.%20%0AThe%20following%20list%20explains%20the%20main%20differences%3A%0A%0A-%20The%20collection%20class%20hierarchy%20is%20simpler%20compared%20to%20most%20Smalltalk%20implementations.%20As%20of%20today%2C%20there%20is%20no%20SortedCollection.%20The%20size%20of%20arrays%20is%20dynamic%2C%20and%20they%20behave%20like%20an%20ordered%20collection.%20%0A%20%20They%20can%20also%20be%20sorted%20with%20the%20%23sort*%20methods.%0A-%20The%20Date%20class%20behaves%20like%20the%20Date%20and%20TimeStamp%20classes%20in%20Pharo%20Smalltalk.%20Therefore%20both%20Date%20today%20and%20Date%20now%20are%20valid%20in%20Amber.%0A")]);})(smalltalk.send((smalltalk.DocChapter || DocChapter), "_new", []));
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##Amber Smalltalk in a nutshell
-Amber is an implementation of the Smalltalk-80 language. It is designed to make client-side web development **faster, easier and more fun** as it allows developers to write HTML5 applications in Smalltalk!!
+Amber is an implementation of the Smalltalk-80 language. It is designed to make client-side web development **faster, easier and more fun** as it allows developers to write HTML5 applications in a live Smalltalk environment!!
Amber is written in itself, including the IDE and the compiler and it runs **directly inside your browser**. The IDE is fairly complete with a class browser, workspace, transcript, unit test runner, object inspectors, cross reference tools and even a debugger.
@@ -73,13 +73,21 @@ ch2differencesWithOtherSmalltalks
^DocChapter new
title: 'Differences with other Smalltalks';
contents: '
-Amber has some differences with other Smalltalk implementations.
-Because it maps Smalltalk constructs one-to-one with the JavaScript equivalent, including Smalltalk classes to JavaScript constructors, the core class library is simplified compared to Pharo Smalltalk.
-The following list explains the main differences:
-
-- The collection class hierarchy is simpler compared to most Smalltalk implementations. As of today, there is no SortedCollection. The size of arrays is dynamic, and they behave like an ordered collection.
- They can also be sorted with the #sort* methods.
-- The Date class behaves like the Date and TimeStamp classes in Pharo Smalltalk. Therefore both Date today and Date now are valid in Amber.
+Amber has some differences with other Smalltalk implementations. This makes porting code a non-trivial thing, but still quite manageable.
+Because it maps Smalltalk constructs one-to-one with the JavaScript equivalent, including Smalltalk classes to JavaScript constructors, the core class library is simplified compared to Pharo Smalltalk.
+And since we want Amber to be useful in building lean browser apps we can''t let it bloat too much.
+
+But apart from missing things other Smalltalks may have, there are also things that are plain different:
+
+- The collection class hierarchy is much simpler compared to most Smalltalk implementations.
+- As of today, there is no SortedCollection. The size of arrays is dynamic, and they behave like an ordered collection. They can also be sorted with the `#sort*` methods.
+- The `Date` class behaves like the `Date` and `TimeStamp` classes in Pharo Smalltalk. Therefore both `Date today` and `Date now` are valid in Amber.
+- Amber does not have class Character, but `String` does implement some of Character behavior.
+- Amber does support class instance variables, but not class variables.
+- Amber only has global classes and packages, but not arbitrary objects. Use classes instead like `Smalltalk current` instead of `Smalltalk` etc.
+- Amber does not support pool dictionaries.
+- Amber uses **< ...javascript code... >** to inline JavaScript code and does not have pragmas.
+- Amber does not have class categories. The left side in the browser lists real Packages, but they feel much the same.
'
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