A history of Squeak

Karl Ramberg karl.ramberg at chello.se
Thu May 6 07:59:39 UTC 2004

Dan Ingalls wrote:
> >Karl Ramberg <karl.ramberg at chello.se> wrote...
> >
> >>Yes, maybe the simulator should be modified to run 32 bit images as well as
> >>64 bit ones and when the 64 bit mashines get really fast, one can run the 32 bit
> > >images in the simulator without noticing
> >
> >Yeah.  When men walk on the moon.
> It occurs to me that without a bit of context this could sound cynical, and that's not at all how I meant it.
> I'm completely on Karl's side.  Having spent a lot of time with simulations this spring (especially Hobbes), everything 1980 and earlier runs *faster* than it ever did native!  We're running *bytecodes* way faster than the raw machine instructions ever ran in those days -- heck even faster than the microcode.
> My comment was a winking allusion to the supposedly apocryphal story about Mr Gorsky.  The non-naughty part of that story is that "when men walk on the moon" turned out not to mean "never", but in fact "in not so many years".
No offense taken :-)
I'm just a bystander appreciating the work of you guys. And I don't have
a clue to how much
work it would be to make a simulator modification like this, so a
suggestion like this from me
must be taken very lightly.
Thanks for all your great work :-)


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