[Newbies] Image vs. source code (was Re: Very Basic Squeak information)

Oscar Nierstrasz oscar at iam.unibe.ch
Sat Nov 25 17:37:09 UTC 2006

Don't forget Self.




On Nov 22, 2006, at 1:10, David Douthitt wrote:

> Stephen Austin wrote:
>> On 11/21/06, Bert Freudenberg <bert at freudenbergs.de> wrote:
>>> That's a thing you have to deeply understand. In all object-oriented
>>> systems that are *not* image-based (which is the huge majority)...
>> Just curious - can you name any others which are image-based in the
>> same way as Smalltalk/Squeak?
> How about Common LISP (with CLOS) and FORTH for two?  FORTH isn't  
> OOP, but at least one author described how an OOP FORTH could be  
> done (Dick Pountain).  FORTH doesn't save "images" as much as they  
> utilize the source code model: start up with the core, and load  
> extensions from source.  Other than that, the model is the same.

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