[ANN] Towards a new File In / File Out format

Ralph Johnson johnson at cs.uiuc.edu
Mon May 29 10:33:12 UTC 2006

I have throught that an XML form would be good so that search engines
would turn the entire internet into a single searchable repository.
VisualWorks uses XML for input/output but it isn't a good format.  I
recall that another version of Smalltalk has a better version, but I
don't remember which one.

If you are primarily interested in publishing code in papers, you
ought to produce rtf or LaTex or something similar, and not worry
about filing it in.

One thing to worry about with treating an entire source file as a
single Smalltalk expression is that the compiler has a limit on the
number of literatls.  I don't know what it is, but that will limit the
number of methods you can have in a file.

-Ralph Johnson

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