[Vm-dev] [OT] Blog sequence "Journey through the VM"

Igor Stasenko siguctua at gmail.com
Fri Apr 1 23:05:05 UTC 2011

On 1 April 2011 19:22, Casey Ransberger <casey.obrien.r at gmail.com> wrote:
> This isn't off topic at all! Thank you for documenting your journey.

Yes, Mariano. Spread the knowledge and unveil the mystery! :)

> On Mar 31, 2011, at 4:31 PM, "David T. Lewis" <lewis at mail.msen.com> wrote:
>> Great! Thanks for doing this and I'm looking forward to reading more
>> of your blog posts.
>> Dave
>> On Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 10:28:40PM +0200, Mariano Martinez Peck wrote:
>>> Hi folks. I will start a sequence of VM related posts called ?Journey
>>> through the VM?,  similar to what Igor did in Deep Smalltalk
>>> School<http://www.inria.fr/centre-de-recherche-inria/lille-nord-europe/agenda/smalltalk>.
>>> My main focus is that a regular Smalltalker, without any knowledge in VM
>>> stuff can understand the basis of it (ObjectMemory, Interpreter, etc). In
>>> addition, I expect the reader can download, change, compile,  run, and debug
>>> (and why not fixing?) the VM.
>>> Later on in the journey, I would also like to talk about what the compiler
>>> does, what bytecodes are, how to read them, how they are mapped to the VM,
>>> etc. I will also show some hooks or tricks that the VM provides and that are
>>> not always known. Moreover, I will explain what a primitive is, how they are
>>> executed by the VM, how you can write your own primitives, etc. FFI and
>>> writing your own plugin are also in my plans.
>>> It is important to notice that all these posts are thought for VM newbies. I
>>> would appreciate if there can be some VM hackers paying attention that I
>>> don't say stupid things.
>>> http://marianopeck.wordpress.com/
>>> Cheers

Best regards,
Igor Stasenko AKA sig.

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