Smalltalk: Requiem or Resurgence? {Dr. Dobb's Journal (05/06/06) Chan, Jeremy}

Bill Schwab BSchwab at
Tue May 16 14:01:37 UTC 2006

Wilhelm K. Schwab, Ph.D.
University of Florida
Department of Anesthesiology
PO Box 100254
Gainesville, FL 32610-0254

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>>> Bill Schwab 05/13/06 11:40 PM >>>
One issue I continue to face in trying to get Squeak to be a viable
solution at my workplace is that Squeak does not integrate with the
common idioms of the day very well.

For instance, Squeak doesn't support SSL and HTTPS.

Interesting you mention this.  I was recently searching for
Squeak/OpenSSL integration, and found some mention of a plugin (not
obvious how to get it though), that something similar is present in

Socket and server socket classes for OpenSSL, and associated streams
would be most welcome.  IMHO, it would be best to dynamically link to
the OpenSSL binaries where possible.  Whether that is done via FFI or
LoadLibrary() etc. in the various VMs is unclear to me.


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