[Vm-dev] [ANN][VMM] SlangBrowser - browser support for C generator

David T. Lewis lewis at mail.msen.com
Sun Feb 4 20:12:48 UTC 2007

I updated SlangBrowser on <http://wiki.squeak.org/squeak/5916> to
separate the browser tools changes from the changes that belong in
the VMMaker package. The browser tools changes just allow a package
(VMMaker) to register new code display options in the browsers. The
remaining changes are (I hope) now properly categorized under VMMaker.

I have not figured out how to turn these into Montecello diffs yet,
so they are still change sets at this point.


On Sat, Feb 03, 2007 at 02:36:51PM -0500, David T. Lewis wrote:
> I implemented interactive Slang code browsing as a VMMaker enhancement
> for Squeak 3.8 and 3.9. I'm not sure what to do with this, so for now
> I just stuck it on the swiki at <http://wiki.squeak.org/squeak/5916>.
> After loading the change set, you can select either 'translate to C'
> or 'translate to inlined C' in the 'What to show' menu of a normal browser
> (any Browser or MessageSet). Translated C code it displayed in the
> browser code window.
> It's quite fast, because a cache of code generators is maintained to
> support browsing. If a translatable class or method is changed, all
> affected cache entries are invalidated, and new code generators are
> created on demand.
> Anyone who has ever gone digging through the generated C source for
> the VM or for a plugin is sure to appreciate this.
> Dave

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