Killer Squeak App?
Stefan Matthias Aust
sma at 3plus4.de
Tue Aug 21 06:46:15 UTC 2001
At 14:00 20.08.2001 -0400, Stephen Pair wrote:
> > However, did you see my effort, porting the original SELF system to
> > VisualWorks?
> > --> http://www.3plus4.de/self/
>No, that's the first I've seen of it. It's interesting that you took
>the approach of trying to load the Self snapshot file. I hadn't thought
Well, originally I only wanted to test whether my parser works but then I
wondered, how many primitives do I need to bootstrap the thing. After a
few hours of work I noticed, a lot of. Most of them are crude hacks but I
eventually managed to read in most non-UI files.
> I think the first step would be to get a Self compiler working
That would be easy. I've a working scanner/parser/compiler.
> Also, how do you like the Self syntax overall?
In the last squeak, I changed my mind an nowadays, Self has not enough
syntax for my taste. You really have to get used to all that (| .. |)
object declarations ( ) method declarations, implicit self sends and the
fact that even local variables doesn't exist. I really the clean concept,
but using "name := 'sma'" instead of "name: 'sma'" or even "objects :=
objects" instead of "objects at: 1 Put: objects at: 2" would be more
>Another thing that I thought would be interesting is running Python in
>Squeak (interesting to see how well it could perform that is).
Well, look at http://www.3plus4.de/squeak (bottom of the page) for my start
for the parser. A abandoned that project because Ruby is so much cooler
Stefan Matthias Aust // Truth Until Paradox
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