Squeak image format documentation

tim Rowledge tim at rowledge.org
Tue May 2 17:59:09 UTC 2006

On 2-May-06, at 10:10 AM, Michael Haupt wrote:
> On 5/2/06, tim Rowledge <tim at rowledge.org> wrote:
>> You will find some of that in the various chapters of the nuBlue book
>> (online copies of chapters at http://www.iam.unibe.ch/~ducasse/
>> FreeBooks/CollectiveNBlueBook/)
> Many thanks - would that be your "A Tour of the Squeak Object Engine"
> chapter? Are there any others I should look at?

The back to the future and porting chapters would probably be helpful  
>> What's the reason for your interest?
> On the one hand, sheer interest in VMs generally and Smalltalk VMs
> particularly. On the other hand, I'm doing some teaching on VMs this
> summer semester, and this Thursday's topic, amongst others, is how
> applications (or entire "snapshot" worlds) are made available to VMs.

The key point is that the snapshot is merely a memory dump of the  
object memory. No coding, decoding or other messing around.

tim Rowledge; tim at rowledge.org; http://www.rowledge.org/tim
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