Scientific Computing

Stephen Travis Pope stp at
Wed Sep 2 08:56:49 UTC 1998

Let's not forget the Smalltalk-to-C translator in Squeak. In fact, this is
the perfect medium between performance and malleability. High-level
algorithms for any domain can be debugged in Smalltalk and then translated
and batch compiled (and optimized) by your favorite C compiler. This is
preferable to optimizing single floating-point math operations.

There are examples of this in John Maloney's sound synthesis classes and in
the FFT class. I'm working on a bunch more for Siren; it's great! (and it's
something that Java just can't do!)


_ Stephen Travis Pope
_ Center for Research in Electronic Art Technology (CREATE)
_ Dept. of Music, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)
_ stp at,

More information about the Squeak-dev mailing list