[Vm-dev] Multi-core system Squeak (was Re: Sista alternate bytecodes + Java Bytecode ?)

Todd Blanchard tblanchard at mac.com
Thu Oct 19 17:20:28 UTC 2017

K, so if you were to marry that with Craig Latta's micro images and "imprinting" strategy, offloading work to other "queues" might be a really cool way to chuck over a minimal amount of code associated with a task - where each work queue is just another micro worker image.

Just thinking out loud.

> On Oct 19, 2017, at 10:09 AM, K K Subbu <kksubbu.ml at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thursday 19 October 2017 10:16 PM, tim Rowledge wrote:
>>> On 19-10-2017, at 7:31 AM, Todd Blanchard<tblanchard at mac.com>
>>> wrote:
>>> It works very well and this idea of mini worker images sounds like
>>> it might be a good fit for that model.
>> One thing I noticed with surprise was how astonishingly fast Dave’s
>> OSProcess could spawn an entire image, even on a Pi.
> I second this idea. LatexMorph is a good example of that. It uses OSProcess to pipe LaTeX text through latex engine and Ghostscript into an image and import that image back into Squeak. The pipeline was fast enough for live rendering of image as the text was typed on laptops way back in 2010.
> Regards .. Subbu

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