The Whole Truth (was RE: Issues creating instance of SmallInteger)

SmallSqueak smallsqueak at
Tue May 16 09:08:01 UTC 2006

Michael Haupt wrote:

> John,
> On 5/15/06, John M McIntosh <johnmci at> wrote:
> > > I was not aware of that GC flag bit, but I had actually been wondering
> > > why one bit was "wasted" when pointers/references are word-aligned...
> > > Can you point me to a place in the image where that is made clear?
> >
> > Ah, well this is wrong, let me dig further, this came from some
> > discussions we were having about 64 bit
> > squeak and I wonder if some of that creep into the conversation,
> > since mmm 30  bits of data, and 1 bit for sign.
> thank you very much for clarifying this. I was worried about probably
> not having the students told the whole truth. :-)

Dear Squeaking Educators and Educating Squeakers,
	What "whole truth" would you tell your students 
	about Squeak when you teach Squeak to them.

	Best regards,


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