Peace at hisfeet.com
Tue Sep 12 06:14:24 UTC 2000
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>From the desk of...>
Duane Smith <email: Peace at HisFeet.com>
Today, and always, I wish you Peace @ His Feet!
---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: Aaron J Reichow <reic0024 at d.umn.edu>
Reply-To: squeak at cs.uiuc.edu
Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2000 22:54:01 -0500 (CDT)
>On Tue, 12 Sep 2000, pu tizi wrote:
>There may be lades on this list as well...
>> Yes, Squeak is a cool system to all platforms. But will that prevents
>> us from extend its usage into some wonderful new area? I mean we might
>> someday make the full out of it ON some SPECIAL OS platform, just once,
>> to see something interesting that would happen:
>> Who would be so kind to make a SmallTalkSHell(STSH) for, let's say,
>> the Linux or BSD system just using Squeak? That will yield us:
>> 2.We will change the whole filesystem into a somekind of object oriented
>> look, an objectsystem, you may call it and
>I was actually considering something like this, whilst thinking about an
>object oriented operating system. As I would see it, when you'd first run
>stsh, it'd start out a server image, and some small C program would
>connect to this server. The server image would control all local stsh
>sessions, and would essentially be an object database. There's also the
>possibility, that in this small client (whether it's in C, Smalltalk or
>anything else) could connect to remote stsh server images.
>Perhaps even file management operations would be managed in a
>Smalltalk-like syntax, z.b.-
>stsh$ funky.txt cp: /mnt/floppy
>stsh$ moo.ps mv: ~/docs
>stsh$ .stshrc rm
>But at the same time, a user could choose to use the normal UNIX commands.
>If the leftmost token is not the name of an object in the system, then
>search the path for a command of that name, and pass it the parameters
>that followed it. If not, spit out an error.
>> 4.cd to some object as if a directory then talk to it and
>> 5.reuse the whole GNU/Linux in an odd way, for example:
>> $ cd Object
>> $ ls
>> while $ implies Smalltalk now, and
>That would, in a sense, violate fundementals of OO (encapsulation), but be
>interesting. A user could be able to store objects as files (serialized
>to a file, but instantiated within stsh when the user is running a
>shell, probably persistently).
>> 9.we, perhaps, could make it possible that other langues might feel it
>> more comfortabl and easier to run in our Shell environment! :=(
>Perhaps you should check out GNU Smalltalk- more unixy, command line input
>and all. A stsh would probably be easier to do in GNU Smalltalk anyway.
>So many great ideas... I wonder if this stuff is good for various graduate
>degrees, got to start thinking, even though I'm only a sophmore. ;)
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