[squeak-dev] [ANN] First try: Fuel for Squeak

Mariano Martinez Peck marianopeck at gmail.com
Sun Nov 27 18:36:28 UTC 2011

On Sun, Nov 27, 2011 at 3:25 PM, David T. Lewis <lewis at mail.msen.com> wrote:

> On Sat, Nov 26, 2011 at 05:06:17PM -0300, Mariano Martinez Peck wrote:
> > Hi guys. After a couple of efforts from Martin Dias and I, we have a
> > "working" Fuel serializer for Squeak. I used the quotes because all I
> could
> > do is to run tests.
> > Fuel is a binary serializer and you can find all the information in
> > http://rmod.lille.inria.fr/web/pier/software/Fuel
> > This is a project sponsored by ESUG SummerTalk and mainly developed by
> > Martin Dias.
> Fuel seems to work fine in Squeak (despite some issues in the tests), so
> I updated RemoteTask <http://wiki.squeak.org:8080/squeak/6176> to use Fuel
> rather than ReferenceStream for returning the results of a remote task to
> the supervisor image. If Fuel is not present in the image, ReferenceStream
> will be used by default. This update is included in the latest CommandShell
> on SqueakSource.
Excellent. I am glad to hear that. Let us know if there are problems.

> Fuel provides provides a noticable performance improvement when returning
> a large result data set, and also avoids a problem in serializing large
> integers <http://bugs.squeak.org/view.php?id=7679> .

Thanks. Indeed, the performance is one of the most important characteristic
of Fuel.

> Pharo users should beware of this bug when running the RemoteTask examples
> <https://code.google.com/p/pharo/issues/detail?id=4997>, because the
> examples perform prime number searches in the remote tasks.

Ok, it seems the issue is being discussed.


> Dave

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