[squeak-dev] future systems

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Sat Mar 1 18:20:10 UTC 2008

On Mar 1, 2008, at 17:25 , Bert Freudenberg wrote:

> On Mar 1, 2008, at 16:26 , karl wrote:
>> Jecel Assumpcao Jr wrote:
>>> And I would really recommend that everyone in the Squeak  
>>> community read
>>> the first paper in the "articles" link on that page. The 50 page  
>>> report,
>>> called "Steps Toward the Reinvention of Programming", shows the  
>>> results
>>> of the first year of their five year NSF mission (to explore  
>>> strange new
>>> representations, to seek out new objects and new transformations, to
>>> boldly go where no nerd has gone before...)
>>> http://vpri.org/pdf/steps_TR-2007-008.pdf
>>> I have not seen about half of what is described here mentioned  
>>> anywhere
>>> else, even on the fonc mailing list. It would be fun to have some  
>>> more
>>> information about this stuff. I enjoyed figuring out Chuck Thacker's
>>> neat FPGA processor, for example, since I had been discussing  
>>> this kind
>>> of thing with three friends (separately, unfortunately) since last
>>> November. The "self expanding" Cairo reminded me of Henryk's  
>>> AspectBlit
>>> and is very important work.
>> I tried to read this document on the XO and it is extremely slow  
>> to load, and the XO reports it as a .doc
> It shows as .pdf for me (on build 693).

Ah, I see what you mean ... Apparently Read uses the PDF title which  
in this case is the filename of the original document. That is  
confusing, agreed.

> You might report the slowness as a ticket for the Read activity.

It really is prohibitively slow ...

- Bert -

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