Alan.Kay at disney.com
Tue Sep 12 16:11:48 UTC 2000
Yes, I am.
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>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Duane Smith" <Peace at hisfeet.com>
>To: <squeak at cs.uiuc.edu>
>Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2000 1:14 AM
>> Please remove my email address from your mailing list as I am no longer a
>user of SQUEAK.
>> Thank you.
>> >From the desk of...>
>> Duane Smith <email: Peace at HisFeet.com>
>> Today, and always, I wish you Peace @ His Feet!
>> ---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
>> From: Aaron J Reichow <reic0024 at d.umn.edu>
>> Reply-To: squeak at cs.uiuc.edu
>> Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2000 22:54:01 -0500 (CDT)
>> >On Tue, 12 Sep 2000, pu tizi wrote:
>> >> Gentlemen:
>> >There may be lades on this list as well...
>> >> Yes, Squeak is a cool system to all platforms. But will that prevents
>> >> us from extend its usage into some wonderful new area? I mean we might
>> >> someday make the full out of it ON some SPECIAL OS platform, just once,
>> >> to see something interesting that would happen:
>> >> Who would be so kind to make a SmallTalkSHell(STSH) for, let's say,
>> >> the Linux or BSD system just using Squeak? That will yield us:
>> >> 2.We will change the whole filesystem into a somekind of object
>> >> look, an objectsystem, you may call it and
>> >I was actually considering something like this, whilst thinking about an
>> >object oriented operating system. As I would see it, when you'd first
>> >stsh, it'd start out a server image, and some small C program would
>> >connect to this server. The server image would control all local stsh
>> >sessions, and would essentially be an object database. There's also the
>> >possibility, that in this small client (whether it's in C, Smalltalk or
>> >anything else) could connect to remote stsh server images.
>> >Perhaps even file management operations would be managed in a
>> >Smalltalk-like syntax, z.b.-
>> >stsh$ funky.txt cp: /mnt/floppy
>> >stsh$ moo.ps mv: ~/docs
>> >stsh$ .stshrc rm
>> >But at the same time, a user could choose to use the normal UNIX
>> >If the leftmost token is not the name of an object in the system, then
>> >search the path for a command of that name, and pass it the parameters
>> >that followed it. If not, spit out an error.
>> >> 4.cd to some object as if a directory then talk to it and
>> >> 5.reuse the whole GNU/Linux in an odd way, for example:
>> >> $ cd Object
>> >> $ ls
>> >> while $ implies Smalltalk now, and
>> >That would, in a sense, violate fundementals of OO (encapsulation), but
>> >interesting. A user could be able to store objects as files (serialized
>> >to a file, but instantiated within stsh when the user is running a
>> >shell, probably persistently).
>> >> 9.we, perhaps, could make it possible that other langues might feel it
>> >> more comfortabl and easier to run in our Shell environment! :=(
>> >Perhaps you should check out GNU Smalltalk- more unixy, command line
>> >and all. A stsh would probably be easier to do in GNU Smalltalk anyway.
>> >So many great ideas... I wonder if this stuff is good for various
>> >degrees, got to start thinking, even though I'm only a sophmore. ;)
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