[squeak-dev] Re: [Vm-dev] Bug in writing compressed stream when
saving an mcz (was: New Cog VMs available...)
eliot.miranda at gmail.com
Sat Jul 19 00:15:20 UTC 2014
On Fri, Jul 18, 2014 at 4:20 PM, David T. Lewis <lewis at mail.msen.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 18, 2014 at 02:06:18PM -0700, Eliot Miranda wrote:
> > I think we have to accept that the fix to on:from:to: means that exsting
> > VMs are broken. Certainly the ZipPlugin (InflatePlugin &
> > dependency on WriteStream and ReadStream inst size is restrictive. I'd
> > rather lift the restriction and use new VMs than live with the
> > long-term.
> Is this fix is of sufficient urgency to justify asking all Squeak trunk
> to replace their VMs? Is there any less disruptive way to address the
> I don't know the answers, just asking.
Well, I've fixed the VM (commit to appear shortly) and much prefer having a
fixed plugin. The alternatives are
a) having some horrible hack in the image to store initialPositionOrNil out
b) living with on:from:to: being broken
Since VMs can be fixed it seems to me that the best solution is to build
new VMs. That's the solution I'm following anyway.
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