[Vm-dev] for Unix

K. K. Subramaniam subbukk at gmail.com
Sun Dec 13 17:59:43 UTC 2009

On Thursday 17 September 2009 08:05:02 am Ian Piumarta wrote:
> Dear Unix Squeakers,
> for Unix is now available at squeakvm.org/unix (sources
> plus binaries for MacOS/Darwin, Linux, NetBSD, FreeBSD and Solaris,
> on Intel and, occasionally, PowerPC hardware).  Some important stuff
> has changed in this release (see notes below) so please consider it a
> BETA release even though there is no beta tag on the version number.
> As usual: comments, suggestions, bug fixes (as whole files please
> *not* diffs) and any unwanted vinyl LPs sitting in your attic can be
> sent directly to me.  Thanks.
The unix*-src.tar.gz file drops the top level platforms/ directory.

drwxr-xr-x piumarta/piumarta 0 2009-09-17 03:16 Squeak-

The new cmake scripts don't refer to platforms/ but README, docs and old 
Makefile scripts still refer to this directory.

Was dropping platforms/ an oversight or a deliberate action?

BTW, I also noticed the following pattern in scripts (e.g. ./Makefile):
   test -d $x || mkdir $x

This could be replaced by the simpler idiom "mkdir -p $x". -p suppresses error 
if the directory already exists.


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