antimony VS gtoolkit

Compare antimony vs gtoolkit and see what are their differences.


CAD from a parallel universe (by mkeeter)


Glamorous Toolkit is a multilanguage notebook. A fancy code editor. A software analysis platform. A visualization engine. A knowledge management system. All programmable. All in one. (by feenkcom)
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antimony gtoolkit
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1,999 880
- 4.0%
4.4 8.7
10 days ago 2 days ago
C++ Smalltalk
- MIT License
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  • Ask HN: Has anyone fully attempted Bret Victor's vision?
    8 projects | | 22 Jan 2023
    In my opinion the idea is more than direct data manipulation. It is about how we get feedback. In drawing, the medium to draw is the same medium to read. In programming, there is often a mismatch - coding on a text file, running on somewhere else, e.g. terminal, browser, remote server. If you count surrounding activities for programming, like versioning, debugging, metering and profiling, even more system is involved. We are not even touching the myriad of SaaS offering each tackling carve out a little pie out of the programming life cycle.

    Back to your question, from my naive understanding, smalltalk seems to be an all in one environment. The Glamorous Toolkit [1] seems to be that environment on steroid. I have no useful experience to share though.

  • Emacs Is Not Enough
    6 projects | | 14 Jan 2023
    Wrote a review on it on the website, copypasting:

    Glamorous Toolkit[1] promotes the idea of moldable development[2].

    There's a talk on it: Tudor Gîrba - Moldable development.[3]

    The basic idea is to have multiple views and editors for any piece of data in your system (including code). Kind of interesting, but the toolkit looks and acts more like a fancy computational notebook type of environment, but without explicitly being a computational notebook.

    The site on moldable development states its difference with literate programming:

    They are similar in that they both promote the use of narratives for depicting systems. However, Literate Programming offers exactly a single narrative, and that narrative is tied to the definition of the code. Through Moldable Development we recognize that we always need multiple narratives, and that those narratives must be able to address any part of the system (not only static code).

    And that's a sensible viewpoint. But I still see it as an advanced version of a literate programming, all done within an interactive environment.

    The focus of Glamorous Toolkit seems to be on explaining a code base or a certain part of the system via presenting it via a custom tool.

    But I am not too convinced with the top-level development model / workflow it assumes for you. I guess it's too narrowly-focused / opinionated.

    It's also a custom fork of Pharo, so the question of long-term stability is even more unclear than that of Pharo itself.

    I can't say I can compare it to Project Mage in any meaningful way, except it's also a live environment.


  • The First Rule of Microsoft Excel: Don’t Tell Anyone You’re Good at It
    4 projects | | 24 Oct 2022
    prolly a bit outside the mainstream but ->
  • Stop Writing Dead Programs (Transcript)
    7 projects | | 18 Oct 2022
  • I wish I could organize my thoughts
    3 projects | | 11 Aug 2022
  • Interesting examples of visual programming?
    6 projects | | 9 Aug 2022
  • Ask HN: More “experimental“ UIs for editing/writing code?
    14 projects | | 6 Aug 2022

    I haven’t fully wrapped my head around this. It’s a moldable editor where different types of data can each have their own view.

    14 projects | | 6 Aug 2022
  • Pharo 9 Released
    3 projects | | 15 Jul 2021

What are some alternatives?

When comparing antimony and gtoolkit you can also consider the following projects:

moose - Multiphysics Object Oriented Simulation Environment

quokka - Repository for Quokka.js questions and issues

vim-buffet - IDE-like Vim tabline

Moose - MOOSE - Platform for software and data analysis.

cadquery - A python parametric CAD scripting framework based on OCCT

seaside - The framework for developing sophisticated web applications in Smalltalk. - JSCAD is an open source set of modular, browser and command line tools for creating parametric 2D and 3D designs with JavaScript code. It provides a quick, precise and reproducible method for generating 3D models, and is especially useful for 3D printing applications.

oce - OpenCASCADE Community Edition (OCE): a community driven fork of the Open CASCADE library.


ViewSCAD - A Jupyter renderer for the OpenSCAD and SolidPython Constructive Solid Geometry languages

zinc - Zinc HTTP Components is an open-source Smalltalk framework to deal with the HTTP networking protocol.

scad-clj - OpenSCAD DSL in Clojure