[Vm-dev] Building Pharo VM on Mountain Lion

Göran Krampe goran at krampe.se
Tue Oct 1 09:29:25 UTC 2013


I am ... deep into VM building at the moment. Just wanted to see if 
there are other people out there with some insights they might share.

I am currently using the Pharo VM setup (generator.image, cmake etc) and 
I am creating my own config class etc, I like the framework in general.

Now, with Xcode 5 (or actually earlier) there is no other compiler than 
LLVM clang. And yes, it does compile the VM! Hooray. Also, the current 
Pharo VM is Cocoa based AFAICT, which is also neat.

Performance is on the other hand not... superb. It seemed to be slightly 
slower than a very old Cog. I was hoping for "a bit faster" since Cog 
has evolved quite a bit.

Now I am trying to use GCC 4.9 (using brew). Anyone tried this?

regards, Göran

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