[squeak-dev] image overload

K. K. Subramaniam subbukk at gmail.com
Fri Mar 12 18:09:55 UTC 2010

On Friday 12 March 2010 11:29:20 pm Eliot Miranda wrote:
>     I'm sure Im opening an old topic but anyway, as I was riding the train
> to work today I saw a shop called "Audio Images" and it struck me how
> overloaded the term image is, and how poor a term for the contents of the
> image file Smalltalk image is.  What's in the image is a snapshot of...
> almost the entire system (minus platform-specific virtual machine and
> possibly minus sources).  So Smalltalk system file would be a far better
> term and stsys a more unique file extension (and according to Wikipedia STS
> is unused too).
If ever we change the image format, we should also change its name and 
extension. The first time people hear the term, they think of 'picture'. I 
suppose the term image is a Mac hangover :-).

I prefer "bit bag" (*.bag) or "bag of bits" (*.bob).

BTW, sts is already taken (Microsoft Visual C)


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