[squeak-dev] Re: Proposal for CroquetMT [was: Prepare for Thousands of Cores --- oh my Chip - it's full of cores!]

Klaus D. Witzel klaus.witzel at cobss.com
Wed Jul 9 06:49:57 UTC 2008

On Wed, 09 Jul 2008 08:14:48 +0200, wrote:

> 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 ?
>>> David
>> 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.

Yes, and I hope that suggested mainland and peninsula stress the  
similitarity as well as the difference.

> 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").

Hehe, I know many people who don't like to pay their vat ;)

> Cheers,
> Josh
>> --Best regards,
>> Igor Stasenko AKA sig.

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