Fwd: [Vm-dev] Squeak 5 Image Segment Work [was [squeak-dev] [ANN] Squeak 5]

Edgar De Cleene edgardec2005 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 21 11:38:00 UTC 2015

I forward this as I think Fuel deserves be part of Squeak 5.0.
And is time to move forward of some old code not needed now.


> De: "David T. Lewis" <lewis at mail.msen.com>
> Asunto: Re: [Vm-dev] Squeak 5 Image Segment Work [was [squeak-dev] [ANN] Squeak 5]
> Fecha: 20 de agosto de 2015 1:00:33 GMT-03:00
> Para: Squeak Virtual Machine Development Discussion <vm-dev at lists.squeakfoundation.org>
> Cc: The general-purpose Squeak developers list <squeak-dev at lists.squeakfoundation.org>
> Responder a: Squeak Virtual Machine Development Discussion <vm-dev at lists.squeakfoundation.org>
> On Wed, Aug 19, 2015 at 10:31:00PM -0300, Mariano Martinez Peck wrote:
>> Hi guys,
>> As part of my PhD thesis I did take a deep look to ImageSegment before
>> starting with Fuel. I wrote a journal paper about my experiments with
>> ImageSegment which I thinks provides quite a documentation that is not
>> written anywhere. Hope it helps:
>> http://rmod.lille.inria.fr/archives/papers/Mart11c-COMLAN-ObjectSwapping.pdf
> Hi Mariano,
> Thanks for the reference to your ObjectSwapping.pdf paper. I think that it
> provides a very helpful overview.
> As an aside, we hold regular meetings of the Squeak oversight board, which
> as you might expect sometimes diverge into discussion of technical issues of
> one sort or another. In discussion earlier today, Eliot referred to your Fuel
> implementation as "Parcels done right" and I agreed that I think it may help
> with implementing image segments on new image formats (Spur, 32/64 bit images).
> Personally, I like Fuel because it is easy to read and understand.
> I would encourage folks to read the ObjectSwapping paper and also to consider
> helping with implementation of image segments on Spur images. Mariano's paper
> provides good documentation on the topic.
> Dave

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