[DOCS] Maximum Squeak - accelerating Squeak and named primitives.

Hannes Hirzel hannes.hirzel.squeaklist at bluewin.ch
Mon Feb 10 19:02:23 UTC 2003

Tim Rowledge <tim at sumeru.stanford.edu> wrote:
> Hannes Hirzel <hannes.hirzel.squeaklist at bluewin.ch> appears to have written:
> > May I ask people how know about named primitive, accelerating and
> > optimizing Squeak to check out the page
> > 
> > 'Maximum Squeak'
> > 
> > http://minnow.cc.gatech.edu/squeak/370
> Wow, that's a lot of out-of date info.
> Optimixed Interpreter - nothing pointed to ?
> Roll-Your-Own primitives - sections 1,2,3,4 & 9 are still relevant but
> all the others could do with rewriting to match the vm plugin story.
> Named Primitives - needs updating & completing. Ought to refer to using
> VMMaker to build the plugins
> TypedSmalltalk - nothing pointed to
> DynamicPrimitives - very out of date and apparently incomplet
> J3 - obsolete?
> Squeampiler - unfinished?
> Yow - and almost everything on the 'Virtual Machine Hacking' page is
> utterly out of date.
> tim

Thank you for this info. I updated the page


P.S. If somebody feels inclined to write a starters guide (even a list
of up to date pointers for aspiring VM hackers - please update the page

http://minnow.cc.gatech.edu/squeak/407   ('Virtual Machine Hacking')

I can't do this myself as I'm no specialist in this area but perhaps an
"aspiring vm hacker".
BTW the VMMaker tool in the 3.4 image looks really nice. Congratulations

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