Contextualizing the VM environment?

Colin Putney cputney at
Fri Apr 14 18:12:59 UTC 2006

On Apr 14, 2006, at 1:04 PM, Andreas Raab wrote:

> Colin Putney wrote:
>> I have a question along the lines of Ian's observation above. How  
>> does this idea differ from what you proposed after Craig posted  
>> his 1337 image a while back? ( 
>> pipermail/squeak-dev/2006-January/099832.html) In both cases,  
>> you're talking about, essentially, a VM instance per Process. Is  
>> this another approach to the same idea, or is there a key  
>> difference that I'm missing?
> The key difference is that a contextualized VM environment would  
> allow for different versions of, say, class SmallInteger and any of  
> the other "special" classes. The 1337 image doesn't address this  
> (at least this hasn't been mentioned); the above discussion is  
> about factoring out process management which is a different beast.

Ok, I see. The two ideas do seem complementary though.


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