[Vm-dev] VM packaging for Cog transition

David T. Lewis lewis at mail.msen.com
Tue Nov 9 20:37:51 UTC 2010

On Tue, Nov 09, 2010 at 08:54:09PM +0100, Bert Freudenberg wrote:
> On 09.11.2010, at 19:25, K. K. Subramaniam wrote:
> >> On x86 it
> >> would be cog, on everything else stack VM for now. The question is, should
> >> that difference be reflected in the binary name? Is it desirable to have
> >> both cog and stack VMs installed next to each other? Would people be
> >> confused if there is no "cog" binary on their architecture?
> > I feel the difference should be reflected in the name, just like in qt3 and qt4.
> That is certainly one option. "squeak4" would be the interpreter and "squeak5"
> would be stack/cog. John's Mac VMs already use that scheme.

I notice that that command name "turbo" seems to be unclaimed on most
unix boxes. We could name the cog version /usr/local/bin/turbo, so that
when you want your squeak.image to go faster you would just enter:

  $ turbo squeak



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