[Vm-dev] RE: Strongtalk VM for Squeak?

Klaus D. Witzel klaus.witzel at cobss.com
Sun Sep 17 12:06:27 UTC 2006

Hi David,

on Sun, 17 Sep 2006 07:11:33 +0200, you wrote:
> Hi Craig,
> - I wouldn't dream of proposing that Squeak dump its self-hosting
> properties.  In the short term, I think a better approach would be to  
> factor
> out some kind of common VM interface so that people can plug-in  
> whichever VM
> they want.
> In the medium term, porting Strongtalk can be done more easily by  
> starting
> with just the interpreter and no compiler; the system runs just fine that
> way, and then all the really complicated stuff like deoptimization etc  
> can
> be deferred.

I think what Strongtalk VM and Squeak VM already have in common is demand  
for a powerful ObjectMemory implementation (the superclass of Squeak's  

Would you say that this can be a good subproject to start with, all in  


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