[squeak-dev] Re: image overload

Andreas Raab andreas.raab at gmx.de
Fri Mar 12 19:45:35 UTC 2010

On 3/12/2010 11:28 AM, Alan Knight wrote:
> 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."

Thank you sir, you made my day :-)

   - Andreas

> 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
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>> 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
> http://www.cincom.com/smalltalk

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