[Vm-dev] gnuified?

Tobias Pape Das.Linux at gmx.de
Thu Apr 9 06:11:13 UTC 2015

On 09.04.2015, at 02:13, David T. Lewis <lewis at mail.msen.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Apr 08, 2015 at 04:40:04PM -0700, John McIntosh wrote:
>> I see the source I grabbed
>> http://www.squeakvm.org/cgi-bin/viewvc.cgi/squeak/trunk/src/vm/interp.c
>> /* Smalltalk from Squeak4.5 with VMMaker 4.13.12 translated as C source on
>> 28 March 2015 8:15:47 pm */
>> /* Automatically generated by
>> CCodeGeneratorGlobalStructure VMMaker-dtl.359 uuid:
>> 3d5b8023-e045-437f-a85a-02036bc57e00
>>   from
>> Interpreter VMMaker-dtl.359 uuid: 3d5b8023-e045-437f-a85a-02036bc57e00
>> */
> The generated sources in trunk/src are the raw C sources generated directly
> from VMMaker. When a change is made to (trunk) VMMaker that affects the
> code generation, I commit the updates to SVN trunk/src. This is intended
> to be a more regularly updated snapshot of generated sources, replacing the
> generated sources that previously had been updated in trunk/unix/src in
> conjunction with official VM releases.
> Ian and I have been intending to set up an automated build from these
> generated sources along with the most current trunk platforms sources,
> although this has not happened yet.
>> It's not GNUified, which makes a dreadfully slow VM.  So does the gnuify
>> step still exist? If so the 'official' gnuified source would be where?
> The gnuifier is an awk script that now lives in platforms/unix/cmake/gnuify.awk.
> The gnuify script is run as part of the build process, which is now
> implemented with CMake rather than the previous autotools build process.
> The autotools build is no longer used or supported in trunk. The CMake
> build is implemented in the files in platforms/unix/cmake/ along with
> the main CMake script platforms/unix/CMakeLists.txt and various scripts in
> the appropriate subdirectories, with names like config.cmake and build.cmake
> to control the configuration and build steps respectively.
> When the gnuifier is run during the build process, the resulting gnu-interp.c
> file will appear in the build directory. This is the interpreter source file
> that is compiled into the squeakvm executable.

Sidenote: CMake can generate XCode files:

   cmake -G Xcode


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