[Vm-dev] VM Maker: VMMaker-dtl.400.mcz
David T. Lewis
lewis at mail.msen.com
Sun May 5 02:14:22 UTC 2019
On Sun, May 05, 2019 at 08:50:24AM +0800, Ben Coman wrote:
> On Sun, 5 May 2019 at 05:53, Fabio Niephaus <lists at fniephaus.com> wrote:
> > On Sat, May 4, 2019 at 11:01 PM David T. Lewis <lewis at mail.msen.com> wrote:
> >> On Sun, May 05, 2019 at 01:45:13AM +0800, Ben Coman wrote:
> >> >
> >> > On Sat, 4 May 2019 at 06:11, <commits at source.squeak.org> wrote:
> >> > > Instead of this:
> >> > > This interpreter (vers. 0) cannot read image file (vers. 68021).
> >> > > Press CR to quit...
> >> >
> >> > It seems useful to also say "a 32-bit VM is trying to read a 64-bit image"?
> >> >
> >> It's not a 32-bit VM. The most common case is a 64-bit VM running a 32-bit image.
> >> For reference: http://squeakvm.org/squeak64/faq.html
> Supports my proposal. Even though I know a bit about the topic I got it wrong.
> Novices will struggle, and maybe stop trying.
This is /not/ a case of "a 32-bit VM is trying to read a 64-bit image".
> cheers -ben
> > You are correct, but I think Ben's point was to support novice users in
> > understanding what's going on (without having to know what, for example,
> > 68021 means).
> > Why not something like: "This VM only supports 64-bit Sista images, but a 32-bit v3 image was provided." That would help users to select the right VM for their image at .
> > Fabio
> >  https://github.com/OpenSmalltalk/opensmalltalk-vm/releases/tag/201901172323
The updated message is for the classic interpreter VM.
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