[squeak-dev] Need your help filling a FAQ
hannes.hirzel at gmail.com
Sun Apr 25 17:08:49 UTC 2010
Three more questions....
1) What are example applications of NativeBoost?
2) How much faster are they compared to regular Smalltalk code?
3) How do I write the native code?
On 4/25/10, Michael Haupt <mhaupt at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Igor,
> thanks for asking. :-)
> On Sun, Apr 25, 2010 at 10:28 AM, Igor Stasenko <siguctua at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'd like to know, what details you want to know about it (tautology ;)
> All of them. :-P (No, seriously, all of them.)
> Please forgive I'm not directly answering the FAQ question. Only time
> will show which questions arise frequently.
> Still, if I may ask for some things ...
> User documentation:
> * quick intro "howto" style tutorial
> * complete and consistent API documentation
> * also: what needs to be taken care of wrt. Smalltalk side ./. native
> side (read: how to deal with low-level internals)
> * perhaps 1-2 bigger-scale tutorials
> Developer documentation:
> * how does it work?
> -> shape of the interface one uses
> -> how is native code actually invoked
> -> what is the extension to the VM (places, purposes)
> -> what do I need to know / where would I have to look if I wanted to
> extend this
> I recall you wrote some things on this project earlier, and I read
> them with great interest. Please, if you assemble documentation,
> include those texts in the docs, instead of pointing to mailing list
> archives. :-)
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