[Vm-dev] Putting internal and external generated plugins in a common directory (was: VMMaker-oscog issues on RISC OS)

Eliot Miranda eliot.miranda at gmail.com
Wed Apr 10 21:09:34 UTC 2013


    when you make this change (if you haven't already) you might also
integrate the Cog-style plugin glue, e.g. instead of using
interpreterProxy->foo the generator always uses foo and either links
directly to foo or keeps it's own local function pointer to foo which is
initialized in setInterpreter:.  It's faster for internal plugins and a
little faster for external plugins.  ANSI C removed the need for a
syntactic difference between a direct function call and a call through a
function pointer hence...

towards the start of the file you see e.g.

static sqInt (*byteSizeOf)(sqInt oop);
static sqInt (*storeIntegerofObjectwithValue)(sqInt index, sqInt oop, sqInt
#else /* !defined(SQUEAK_BUILTIN_PLUGIN) */
extern sqInt byteSizeOf(sqInt oop);
extern sqInt storeIntegerofObjectwithValue(sqInt index, sqInt oop, sqInt

struct VirtualMachine* interpreterProxy;

in the middle you see
        destBitsSize = byteSizeOf(destBits);

and in setInterpreter: you see

        byteSizeOf = interpreterProxy->byteSizeOf;
        storeIntegerofObjectwithValue =
#endif /* !defined(SQUEAK_BUILTIN_PLUGIN) */

On Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 8:41 PM, David T. Lewis <lewis at mail.msen.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Apr 09, 2013 at 03:25:52PM -0700, tim Rowledge wrote:
> >
> > I'm making a start at building the RISC OS StackVM and running into some
> fun problems.
> >
> > First one was the code in VMMaker class>generateConfiguration that
> builds directory names by means of evil URI related methods. Strange and
> ugly results occur for RISC OS and tracing the code reveals many strange
> and ugly things happening for every platform - it's just that on an OS
> where something like / is  acceptable as a root directory it sort of ends
> up ok. RISC OS does not do that and I'm a little surprised that it doesn't
> cause problems on Windows too. My perfectly nice SDFS:RISCOSPi.$ root gets
> mangled to something like /SDFS%3ARISCOSPi%2F%2a/ or whatever. A simple fix
> for that is to change to "(FileDirectory default directoryNamed:'foo/bar')
> fullName"
> >
> On a related (?) note, I would like to ask if the RISC OS build could be
> changed to allow all plugins (whether internal or external) to be generated
> to a single source directory, i.e.
>   src/plugins/FilePlugin/
>   src/plugins/OSProcessPlugin/
> Instead of:
>   src/vm/intplugins/FilePlugin/
>   src/plugins/OSProcessPlugin/
> I think that we have had agreement from Eliot and Andreas (who moved to
> this
> structure for the Cog work) as well as Ian (who also strongly encouraged
> it and plans to make the change in trunk). But I don't know if the
> flattened
> directory structure might cause problems for RISC OS.
> The VMM support is in place if we are ready to make this change:
>   VMMaker class>>useSinglePluginsDirectory:
> So, question to Tim - would it cause problems for you if we move to a
> single
> directory for internal and external generated plugins?
> Dave

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