Cryptographic Primitives

J J azreal1977 at
Fri Oct 6 20:16:13 UTC 2006

>From: Andreas Raab <andreas.raab at>
>Reply-To: The general-purpose Squeak developers 
>list<squeak-dev at>
>To: The general-purpose Squeak developers 
>list<squeak-dev at>
>Subject: Re: Cryptographic Primitives
>Date: Fri, 06 Oct 2006 11:11:40 -0700
>J J wrote:
>>Also it would be interesting to hear Bryce's input on this.  Speeding up 
>>now is good, but if the JIT turns out fast (as it sounds like it will) 
>>then we would want as much as possible to be pure smalltalk, no?
>No. First, Exupery is not a JIT.

I had been told it was.  In this list actually.

>Second, it is not yet in a state where it can be used for serious 
>production projects.

Right.  Which is why I said "Speeding up now is good".

>Third, having a plugin doesn't mean you can't have a pure smalltalk version 
>- in fact the pure smalltalk version would be the default isn't available. 
>Therefore, adding the primitives doesn't take anything away, all it does is 
>add some very significant speed benefits.
>   - Andreas

Well it sounds like a big win then.

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