Technology of the technologies (WAS: A Lisper asks, "Am I supposed to like Smalltalk?")

Hans-Martin Mosner hmm at
Thu May 18 15:39:21 UTC 2006

Lic. Edgar J. De Cleene wrote:

>tim Rowledge puso en su mail :
>>HPS compiles Smalltalk to bytecodes and then the VM converts those to
>>quite well optimised machine code at need; it was a JIT many years
>>before the javanauts made the term popular.
>Several times I dreamed about this, as Sebastian said.
>Could be found the VM somewhere ?
>PPC version preferible.
It's the VisualWorks VM. I'm running it on a PPC Mac with Debian Linux, 
but MacOS is also supported :-)
You can have it with the VisualWorks noncommercial download, however, 
the VM source code is not included (as a commercial customer you can 
have that, too).


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