[squeak-dev] image overload

Alan Knight knight at acm.org
Fri Mar 12 19:28:07 UTC 2010

And it's alive, so maybe something like Sourdough starter, or Yoghurt.

"It sounds to me like your yoghurt is corrupted. You'll want to restart from a known good culture and reload your code."

At 02:24 PM 2010-03-12, Terry Raymond wrote:
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>Well, if you think out of the box a bit, think of it as a sea of objects,
>something organic or “ObjectSoup”.
>However, what we tend to do is borrow a term that conveys how
>we think about the image file. This invariably means the term will
>be overloaded.
>Terry Raymond
>Crafted Smalltalk
>80 Lazywood Ln.
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>(401) 624-4517      traymond at craftedsmalltalk.com
>From: squeak-dev-bounces at lists.squeakfoundation.org [mailto:squeak-dev-bounces at lists.squeakfoundation.org] On Behalf Of Eliot Miranda
>Sent: Friday, March 12, 2010 12:59 PM
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>Subject: [squeak-dev] image overload
>Hi All,
>    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).  I can imagine that changing form image would be hugely expensive in documentation terms (docs, websites, workspaces, etc, etc).  But I can at least dream of a better term.
>P.S.  I know, wasting one's time worrying about names.  Almost as bad as worrying about colours
>"And the wheel," said the Captain, "What about this wheel thingy? It sounds a terribly interesting project."
>"Ah," said the marketing girl, "Well, we're having a little difficulty there."
>"Difficulty?" exclaimed Ford. "Difficulty? What do you mean, difficulty? It's the single simplest machine in the entire Universe!"
>The marketing girl soured him with a look.
>"Alright, Mr. Wiseguy," she said, "if you're so clever, you tell us what colour it should be."

Alan Knight [|], Engineering Manager, Cincom Smalltalk
knight at acm.org
aknight at cincom.com
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