first window, yay! Re: [Vm-dev] VM Maker: VMMaker.oscog-eem.399.mcz

Levente Uzonyi leves at
Sat Sep 21 18:39:13 UTC 2013

Great progress. I've got a few questions about Spur and the bootstrap:
- How will HashedCollections other than MethodDictionaries get rehashed? 
How #hash be calculated from #identityHash?
- What will happen to primitive 138 and 139? Will we still be able to 
iterate over the objects in the order of their creation time?
- IIUC the memory is more segmented. Will there be new GC primitives 
for various levels of garbage collection? What about the GC parameters?
- Are #become: and #becomeForward: optimized for the case where both 
objects use the same amount of memory?


On Sat, 21 Sep 2013, btc at wrote:

> commits at wrote:
>>  Eliot Miranda uploaded a new version of VMMaker to project VM Maker:
>> ==================== Summary ====================
>> Name: VMMaker.oscog-eem.399
>> Author: eem
>> Time: 20 September 2013, 6:28:56.308 pm
>> UUID: 89f8fefe-b59d-42d7-9c11-7f848d0e5131
>> Ancestors: VMMaker.oscog-eem.398
>> A few isIntegerObject:'s => isImmediate:'s in primitives.
>> More protocol.
>> The Spur VM now draws its first window!!
> A cheer goes up in the crowd of interested spectators.
> Probably lots still to do, but its a nice concrete milestone.
> Contributing is beyond me at this time, so I especially like to thank you for 
> this important initiative.
> cheers -ben

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