[Vm-dev] [OpenSmalltalk/opensmalltalk-vm] Update mvm scripts to specify distinct names for squeak run scripts. (#591)
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Fri Sep 10 16:26:52 UTC 2021
On Fri, Sep 10, 2021 at 8:55 AM David T Lewis ***@***.***>
> The naming convention is historical, just what I have been using on my
> system for some years. First we had /usr/bin/squeak, then Cog became
> available, so /usr/bin/cog. Then Spur was added, so /usr/bin/spur. Later
> the 64-bit Spur was added, so /usr/bin/spur64. At this point it might be
> more clear to use the name spur32 rather than spur?
I think so. It's a nice symmetrical distinction. On Unix /usr/lib is
ambiguous. Some systems added /usr/lib64, some /usr/lib32,, all in an
effort to not confront the necessity of changing the old /usr/lib into
/usr/lib32. We don't have to repeat the same mistake/ It's a litt;e
painful at fiurst but using spur32 & spur64, and not using spur is clear
and easier for scripts, etc. IMO.
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