Contextualizing the VM environment?
cputney at wiresong.ca
Fri Apr 14 18:12:59 UTC 2006
On Apr 14, 2006, at 1:04 PM, Andreas Raab wrote:
> Colin Putney wrote:
>> I have a question along the lines of Ian's observation above. How
>> does this idea differ from what you proposed after Craig posted
>> his 1337 image a while back? (http://lists.squeakfoundation.org/
>> pipermail/squeak-dev/2006-January/099832.html) In both cases,
>> you're talking about, essentially, a VM instance per Process. Is
>> this another approach to the same idea, or is there a key
>> difference that I'm missing?
> The key difference is that a contextualized VM environment would
> allow for different versions of, say, class SmallInteger and any of
> the other "special" classes. The 1337 image doesn't address this
> (at least this hasn't been mentioned); the above discussion is
> about factoring out process management which is a different beast.
Ok, I see. The two ideas do seem complementary though.
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