[squeak-dev] porting Squeak ... Java

Bergel, Alexandre bergel at iam.unibe.ch
Sat Oct 11 05:23:56 UTC 2008

Hi Mark,

I worked on a translator Smalltalk --> Java.

I wrote something on it http://bergel.eu/download/TranslatingSmalltalkToJava.pdf


On 10 Oct 2008, at 04:55, Mark Volkmann wrote:

> I see there was a project named Talks2 that attempted to port  
> Smalltalk (maybe not Squeak) to the Java Virtual Machine (JVM). Does  
> anyone know if that project is still active?
> Is there a web site that describes what is involved in creating new  
> ports? I understand most of Squeak is implemented in Smalltalk and  
> that only a small core needs to be ported in order for it to run on  
> new platforms.
> Beyond getting Squeak to run on the JVM, another goal might be to  
> enable generation Java bytecode from Smalltalk classes. That would  
> make it possible to implement libraries using Smalltalk syntax that  
> can be used by Java developers. Another would be to come up with a  
> way to wrap Java libraries so they can be easily invoked from  
> Smalltalk code. Do these seem like unreasonable goals?
> ---
> Mark Volkmann

Alexandre Bergel  http://www.bergel.eu

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