[Newbies] Re: squeak and the jvm

Klaus D. Witzel klaus.witzel at cobss.com
Wed Nov 8 16:38:14 UTC 2006

Hi Mike,

if by "more message oriented opcode" you mean Gilad Bracha's Invokedynamic  

- http://www.google.com/search?q=jvm+Invokedynamic

this is not sufficient for full Smalltalk/Squeak. Though it may be  
sufficient for scripting languages (languages in which, usually, types are  
unknown at compile-time).

What is also needed is full "hotswapping"

- http://blogs.sun.com/gbracha/entry/jsr292_and_hotswapping

and support for Smalltalk's #become: ...

But, perhaps, you had something else in mind?


On Wed, 08 Nov 2006 16:55:50 +0100, Michael Kohout wrote:

> I suppose this is more of a pie in the sky type question, but with the
> changes coming to the Java virtual machine in version 7, where the jvm
> itself provides a more message oriented opcode, has any consideration
> gone into perhaps porting squeak to run on the jvm?
> I'm aware of talks2 but it seems as if development on that
> effort(based on the public releases/news) is at a standstill.
> thanks
> Mike Kohout

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