[squeak-dev] smalltalk evolution

Randal L. Schwartz merlyn at stonehenge.com
Wed Jun 1 17:50:27 UTC 2011

>>>>> "Frank" == Frank Shearar <frank.shearar at gmail.com> writes:

Frank> Amen. And what I'd like to see Trunk do is enable this kind of
Frank> experimentation, by providing hooks into the base system, and making
Frank> things pluggable/modular so that (a) you can actually run the
Frank> experiment - by swapping out a Compiler, for instance - and (b) you
Frank> don't have to hack on the Squeak platform itself. That lets your
Frank> experiment fail without taking down the entire image.

It already does.  OMeta uses that, for example.  I think the "Tiles"
language also did.  Each class can declare which compiler is used for
its methods and subclass methods.

Time to get cracking.

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