stephane.ducasse at gmail.com
Sat Oct 7 15:25:17 UTC 2006
>> There are two separate issues:
>> 1) Why Anthony's VI4 work was rejected?
I do not know in fact. There were some implications on the stack
But this was log time ago.
>> 2) Why we haven't yet incorporated the new compiler work that Anthony
>> did then Markus has been maintaining?
> Because it's not a drop in replacement yet:
> - Decompilation of blocks doesn't work yet.
> - Doesn't work for DoIt's in the debugger
> - Error messages are bad. There is only one error message: 'token not
> excpected'. Mathieu is working on this.
> - No bootstrapping, can't compile itself. Mathieu is working on this.
> - ... (whatever I forgot)
ESUG Summertalk succeeded to get a really smart guy helping there.
Mathieu is regularly working and improving the new compiler. Thanks
So ESUG spent 1500 Euros (this is not a lot but we do it) to go
make sure that we could get a new compiler in a better shape.
The squeakfoundation is supporting the Summertalk effort.
Of course, if the foundation really wanted to collect some money for
system this would help... But you know why I left it.
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