[Vm-dev] VM Maker: VMMaker-dtl.236.mcz

Eliot Miranda eliot.miranda at gmail.com
Mon May 23 21:51:34 UTC 2011

On Fri, May 20, 2011 at 9:52 PM, <
squeak-dev-noreply at lists.squeakfoundation.org> wrote:

> Dave Lewis uploaded a new version of VMMaker to project VM Maker:
> http://www.squeaksource.com/VMMaker/VMMaker-dtl.236.mcz
> ==================== Summary ====================
> Name: VMMaker-dtl.236
> Author: dtl
> Time: 20 May 2011, 10:52:22 am
> UUID: e31236d5-2803-45b6-abde-1a2a423dabd0
> Ancestors: VMMaker-dtl.235
> VMMaker 4.5.0
> Move most primitives from class Interpreter into new superclass
> InterpreterPrimitives, as per oscog. Reduces clutter in Interpreter, and
> positions InterpreterPrimitives to be shared among various interpreter
> implementations.
> All primitive implementations are currently from Interpreter (further
> reconciliation to follow). With this update, the generated interp.c source
> is identical to the previous VMMaker except for the ordering of instance
> variables (i.e. the generated C source is functionally identical).
> Several methods were moved from Interpreter to ObjectMemory as part of this
> refactoring. Some class and instance variables were moved into
> InterpreterPrimitives; these will probably go away as oscog changes are
> adopted. A number of class variables were moved from Interpreter to
> VMObjectIndices.


> To do: Adopt and/or reconcile oscog changes to InterpreterPrimitives such
> that StackInterpreter and Interpreter share common base primitives.

A prerequisite is to move InterpreterPrimitives out from under ObjectMemory
and access it through an objectMemory inst var in InterpreterPrimitives.
This is great.  We're getting there.  I'm back in interpreter-land working
on Newspeak so I expect to be able to lend a hand.

thanks Dave

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