[Vm-dev] [OT] Blog sequence "Journey through the VM"

Casey Ransberger casey.obrien.r at gmail.com
Fri Apr 1 17:22:49 UTC 2011

This isn't off topic at all! Thank you for documenting your journey. 

On Mar 31, 2011, at 4:31 PM, "David T. Lewis" <lewis at mail.msen.com> wrote:

> Great! Thanks for doing this and I'm looking forward to reading more
> of your blog posts.
> Dave
> On Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 10:28:40PM +0200, Mariano Martinez Peck wrote:
>> Hi folks. I will start a sequence of VM related posts called ?Journey
>> through the VM?,  similar to what Igor did in Deep Smalltalk
>> School<http://www.inria.fr/centre-de-recherche-inria/lille-nord-europe/agenda/smalltalk>.
>> My main focus is that a regular Smalltalker, without any knowledge in VM
>> stuff can understand the basis of it (ObjectMemory, Interpreter, etc). In
>> addition, I expect the reader can download, change, compile,  run, and debug
>> (and why not fixing?) the VM.
>> Later on in the journey, I would also like to talk about what the compiler
>> does, what bytecodes are, how to read them, how they are mapped to the VM,
>> etc. I will also show some hooks or tricks that the VM provides and that are
>> not always known. Moreover, I will explain what a primitive is, how they are
>> executed by the VM, how you can write your own primitives, etc. FFI and
>> writing your own plugin are also in my plans.
>> It is important to notice that all these posts are thought for VM newbies. I
>> would appreciate if there can be some VM hackers paying attention that I
>> don't say stupid things.
>> http://marianopeck.wordpress.com/
>> Cheers

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