[Vm-dev] Cog: A question about: setInterruptCheckChain()

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Wed Sep 29 19:40:27 UTC 2010

On 29.09.2010, at 20:53, Nicolas Cellier wrote:

>  When I
> contemplate all the unecessary complex knowledge from those beautiful
> configure/cmake scripts and macros, I'm not convinced all this cruft
> will be easier to modify in Smalltalk than it is in C world.

You still have to know C and the C libraries to do anything at that level. Using FFI does not buy you anything in this regard.

While other languages see themselves as C extensions / glue languages and happily expose C constructs directly, IMHO Squeak should not depend on FFI, but use proper VM abstractions. Supporting FFI is good, depending on it, not.

- Bert -

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