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John M McIntosh johnmci at
Sun Jan 8 18:34:48 UTC 2006

Four or five years ago when I was looking at how to embed the image  
in the os-7.x/8.x  mac VM I noticed there was support to embed the  
image and changes file in the image.

Lets see, yes

		"Smalltalk internalizeSources"
	"Bring the sources and changes files into memory-resident  
filestreams, for faster access and freedom from file-system  
interface.  1/29/96 sw"

So send some money to Scott Wallace...

On 8-Jan-06, at 2:04 AM, Avi Bryant wrote:

> On Jan 7, 2006, at 10:56 AM, stéphane ducasse wrote:
>> Here is a list of items that we would like to pay some people to  
>> work on :
>> 	- Speeding up MC loading (may be a kind of parcel for Squeak or  
>> imageSegments)
> The single biggest bottleneck in using MC is the time taken to get  
> the source code and timestamp for a given CompiledMethod.  For this  
> reason, and others - if we're offering bounties, I would contribute  
> some funding to a project to get rid of the dependence on  
> the .changes file and allow alternate source code storage schemes  
> (an acceptable start would be to simply keep all of the method  
> source as strings inside the image).
> Avi

John M. McIntosh <johnmci at> 1-800-477-2659
Corporate Smalltalk Consulting Ltd.

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