[squeak-dev] Proposal for CroquetMT [was: Prepare for Thousands
of Cores --- oh my Chip - it's full of cores!]
schwa at fastmail.us
Wed Jul 9 06:14:48 UTC 2008
On Jul 8, 2008, at 5:56 PM, Igor Stasenko wrote:
> 2008/7/8 David P Harris <dpharris at telus.net>:
>> Klaus D. Witzel wrote:
>>> The main principle, which I based on Igor's "islands for CorruptVM"
>>> suggestion (island term can be confusing to people when used with
>>> this new
>>> MT stuff, must find alternate word), is this:
>> island --> continent --> planet --> solar system --> galaxy -->
>> universe ?
>> (Spanish: isla --> continente --> planeta --> Sistema Solar -->
>> galaxia -->
>> (French: île --> ; continent --> ; planète --> ; système solaire
>> --> galaxie
>> --> ; univers)
>> (German: Insel --> Kontinent --> Planet --> Sonnensystem -->
>> Galaxie -->
>> (Greek: νησί --> ήπειρος --> πλανήτης -->
>> ηλιακό σύστημα --> γαλαξίας-->
>> (in roman alphabet: nesi --> epeiros --> plantes --> eliako systema
>> galasias --> kosmos (take this with a large grain of salt!)
>> pints --> quarts --> gallons -> barrels ?
> Its not confusing to those, who ever heard about Croquet. And island
> is very precise word in terms of parallel computing:
> Islands are isolated from each other. To travel from one island to
> another you need to cross the water.
I think that Klaus is saying (forgive me if I'm wrong) that "Island"
is confusing because it already has meaning in Tweak and Croquet.
However, I think that the meaning is the same (leaving aside Croquet's
notion of replicaion), so there's no need for a new term. I also like
the term for the same reason that you do (much better than E's "vat").
> Best regards,
> Igor Stasenko AKA sig.
More information about the Squeak-dev