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The GOF was a team of three C++íers and a Smalltalker. Some of the C++íers have come to their senses. Indeed, even C++ has started to consider opposable thumbs.
DPSC is an extremely interesting, underrated volume. Itís not a knock off or me too book. It is full of valuable commentary and more recent insight into the GOF patterns, while interpreting them in a Smalltalk setting.
For Smalltalkers, its just the thing. I canít quite say donít bother with the GOF book, butÖ
POSA contains MVC, and a number of other architectural patterns that are of utility for understanding and communicating about systems, and patterns. Part of a well rounded patterns library...