I was notified about a posting about simple persistence in Smalltalk. The original posting was more than 2 years old. It was said, that in most cases only a simple persistency approach is needed.
Perhaps the right words would be “easy” instead of “simple”. Perhaps Smalltalkers should look for modelling tools – creating the basic code and persistence code, then you get the persistency more or less for free – or “simple”.
Using modellers in the Smalltalk community is not very wide spreaded – and very often seen as a bad programming style.
Other systems have very easy persistency approachs and can fullfill these needs without these problems. Perhaps time to switch the language ?