[squeak-dev] image overload

Casey Ransberger ron.spengler at gmail.com
Sat Mar 13 02:23:30 UTC 2010

OMG. Okay, the yogurt thing takes the cake.

While we're having a spot of fun, I'd say: until we have better ways
of moving objects between images and architectures, we might as well
call the thing Hotel California:)

"You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave."

On Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 1:16 PM, Travis Griggs <travisgriggs at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mar 12, 2010, at 11:58 AM, Nicolas Cellier wrote:
>> 2010/3/12 Torsten Bergmann <astares at gmx.de>:
>>> I like the term "Dynamic Object system" since Smalltalk is more
>>> than just the language.
>>> But Dynamic Object System/Storage would lead to "DOS" which
>>> is mostly negative in IT (Disk Operating System from M$
>>> and Denial of Service ...)
>>> Maybe DOP - "Dynamic Object Pool" ...
>>> Bye
>>> T.
>> Well, the snapshot is just a Frozen System State. You need to warm it
>> up to let Dynamic Objects live again.
> I like Terry's ObjectSoup. In addition to freezing/thawing metaphors, one
> that I had thrown at me about a year back, is the term pickling. Supposedly
> (according to our resident Archeosmalltalker Steve Dahl), back in the day,
> there was always talk about how to properly "pickle" things across saves. So
> we could say we "pickle our objects", and everyone knows pickles go in jars.
> There ya have it, it let's call 'em jar files. :D
> Other than that, I vote for referring to the image as the petri dish. Or
> culture. Overloading culture would lead to all kinds of interesting
> discussions.
> "So, how's your culture?" "Oh, man, my culture's all messed up. I had to
> restart my culture." Culture even works at some broader sense, since
> cultures all about Behaviors, and that's what Smalltalk is all about as
> well.
> --
> Travis Griggs
> Objologist
> "The project was so plagued by politics and ego that when the engineers
> requested technical oversight, our manager hired a psychologist instead." --
> Ron Avitzur

Casey Ransberger

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