[squeak-dev] Re: <script language="smalltalk">

Frank Shearar frank.shearar at angband.za.org
Wed Nov 24 07:43:59 UTC 2010

On 2010/11/24 00:02, Chris Cunnington wrote:
> I think the browser, the DOM, and JavaScript can't be pried apart. The
> public API to the DOM IS JavaScript, so fighting that is not worth it.
> Instead, go with it. Use a translation layer between Smalltalk and the
> JavaScript.
> That means a parser. That means OMeta, because it treats JavaScript as
> Assembly. And a Smalltalk parser for OMeta has been written. I made a
> movie about it.
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2dyLKP_xJc
> I'd say that the trick would be baking OMeta and the Smalltalk parser
> into a binary that could be loaded into a browser as a plugin.

Xtreams also has a Javascript parser, which WebVelocity makes extensive 
use of.

Nicolas Cellier's porting it to Squeak for us. (Nicolas, do you need a 


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