[Vm-dev] VM & BSDs

Holger Freyther holger at freyther.de
Fri Jan 1 09:48:12 UTC 2016

> On 01 Jan 2016, at 10:36, Saša Janiška <gour at atmarama.com> wrote:
> Hello,

Dear Sasa,

> recently I've become interested to Pharo Smalltalk and atm I use Debian
> (Sid), but several times I was considering to possibly switch to some
> (Free/Net/Open) BSD, but wonder what is the prospect of running e.g.
> Pharo on them?
> Afaict, it seems it's better to stay on linux...

there are no obstacles for using it on *BSD. I have been running the PharoVM
(before spur) on FreeBSD in a pre-production environment.

The "bigger" issue is more the compiler being used. Less people use the latest
version of clang (and we already know that it 'optimizes' the overflow check for
certain integer operations). But that is not specific to BSD vs. Linux.

kind regards

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