[squeak-dev]( picoVerse-:( ? No loose methods in Squeak Packages/Projects/Maps/Montecello ? ) )

David Mitchell david.mitchell at gmail.com
Fri Mar 28 17:38:23 UTC 2008

For the compiler, start with class Compiler. You could go to chapter
from the classic Blue Book:

For the VM, take a look at some of the chapters in Mark Guzdial's blue
book on Squeak, Open Personal Computing and Multimedia.
Drafts are posted online:
Andrew Greenberg's chapter on slang and calling out of Smalltalk would
probably be helpful.

I found the above links starting with Stef's free books list:

On Fri, Mar 28, 2008 at 12:23 AM, Kjell Godo <squeaklist at gmail.com> wrote:
> Yes this is what I meant.
>  I am reading Squeak by Example.
>  But I guess I didn't get that far yet.
>  Are there any books about the Squeak Compilers?  About the Foreign
>  Function Interface?  I would like to know how these things work but
>  they seem pretty opaque.  I have made picoLARC LambaLisp on
>  sourceforge.net and tried not to make it opaque.  Any suggestions
>  about how i might go about understanding the Squeak compilers and the
>  VM maker and the FFI interface thing?  I am curious.  I would like to
>  step through them.  Test cases.  I would like to step through test
>  cases.  And just where is the information that allows the FFI to be
>  made?
>  Thanks.
>  On 3/27/08, Rob Rothwell <r.j.rothwell at gmail.com> wrote:
>  > Kjell,
>  > If your Package name is
>  > APackage,
>  >
>  > and you extend Object with
>  > Object>>asGenerator,
>  >
>  > simply put asGenerator in a category named:
>  >
>  > *apackage (same name as your package, with an * in front)
>  >
>  > and Monticello will include the Object extension in the APackage package.
>  >
>  > You can read more in the "Squeak By Example book, which you can download at:
>  >
>  > http://squeakbyexample.org/
>  >
>  > Is this what you meant?
>  >
>  > Rob Rothwell

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