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* Jacques Chester:

> Smalltalk has something similar -- the IDE is, in a sense, the
> program.
> The downside is that these self-contained universes make clean
> deployment and versioning that much harder.

Matz attributes much of the success of Ruby (compared to Smalltalk) to
the decision to give up the image.  I find this a remarkable insight,
and I think it's likely true.