lothar.schenk at gmx.de
Sun Apr 4 11:14:04 UTC 2004
Craig Latta wrote:
> Hi Lothar--
> > ...has anybody ever considered the possibility of splitting up a
> > Smalltalk system at the image level? It is, a Smalltalk system should
> > be comprised of multiple images, not just one.
> Yes, I think that would be an interesting thing enabled by having
> minimal snapshots. One application that comes to mind is a distributed
> object database.
I think Squat is what gave me this idea, in the first place. :) It seems to
me, that the "one image" philosophy is historically so entrenched and
seemingly so natural by constant reiteration, that it prevents many people
from thinking outside of this particular 'box'. I believe we should revisit
our fundamental premises from time to time and see if they still hold, lest
we miss new opportunities.
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