[squeak-dev] [BUG] [] storeString goes into a tight infinite loop on a cog vm.

Eliot Miranda eliot.miranda at gmail.com
Thu Jun 2 23:16:25 UTC 2011

On Sun, May 29, 2011 at 4:01 PM, Jerome Peace
<peace_the_dreamer at yahoo.com>wrote:

> Hi all,
> This is a two part question.
> First is this still a bad bug in cog?

Nothing to do with Cog.  Also happens in the interpreter.  It's a
manifestation of the limitations of storeOn:.

> I am using a March version of cog (3.9-7 ?). I have tried printing
> [] storeString
> in Sq11453 running on cog397 and on an earlier cog.
> The program goes into a tight infinite loop. It will not respond to a user
> interrupt and AFAICT the only way out is to kill the  cog vm from the system
> console. I originally found it on an older vm before trying to update to the
> latest one I have downloaded.
> Second question is what was I really trying to say?
> I am collecting time to runs for a bunch of blocks. What I wanted to do was
> to print each block next to its run time. I.E. from a block get a string
> which if evaluated would be equivalent to the block. I thought that was what
> store string was for. But for block it doesn't work. It didn't work in 3.9
> though there you could at least interrupt the attempt.
> printString is no help since it just tells me I have a closure. What
> particular closure remains a mystery.
> It seems to me that in many cases storeString fails to do its stated
> function.
> Anyway is there a known way to get from the block to a readable description
> of it?
> Yours in curiosity and service, --Jerome Peace
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