[squeak-dev] [ANN] StOMP - Yet another multi-dialect object serializer

Masashi UMEZAWA masashi.umezawa at gmail.com
Mon Jun 20 02:16:35 UTC 2011

Hello all,

I have recently developed a new serialization library called
StOMP(Smalltalk Objects on MessagePack).

StOMP is a binary serializer for major Smalltalk dialects. For those
who know SIXX, StOMP can be seen as a binary SIXX. While SIXX
represents object data as XML, StOMP uses MessagePack. By combining
the flexibility of SIXX with the compactness of MessagePack, StOMP
aims to be a unique, next-generation portable serializer for

- Implementation is compact and portable
- Shared/circular references support
- "Class shape changes" support
- Data is interchangable between Smalltalk dialects
- Good performance for small sized object graph

StOMP is now available for Squeak, Pharo, and VisualWorks.

There is ConfigurationOfStOMP, so the installation is easy.

Installer squeaksource
    project: 'MetacelloRepository';
    install: 'ConfigurationOfStOMP'.
(Smalltalk at: #ConfigurationOfStOMP) perform: #load.

[:masashi | ^umezawa]

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