[squeak-dev] `island` instance variable in Process

Tobias Pape Das.Linux at gmx.de
Thu Jun 23 08:55:04 UTC 2022

> On 23. Jun 2022, at 09:50, Tony Garnock-Jones <tonyg at leastfixedpoint.com> wrote:
> What is the `island` instance variable in Process? Nothing uses it in the base image. Where did it come from?

Maybe from (old) Croquet's Islands idea?
"The basic unit of replication and collaboration in Croquet is called an Island. A
Croquet Island is first a secure container of arbitrary objects." 
says this random Draft from 10 years ago: https://wwj718.github.io/post/img/Croquet%20Programming%201.0B.pdf

Nikolai Suslov (https://twitter.com/nsuslovi) still tries to maintain parts of that:

Maybe it is still used in 3dicc's Terf?

Best regards

> ... should it be removed?
> Cheers,
>  Tony

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