[Vm-dev] [OpenSmalltalk/opensmalltalk-vm] Update mvm scripts to specify distinct names for squeak run scripts. (#591)

Eliot Miranda notifications at github.com
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.
best, Eliot

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