On Tue, Jul 1, 2008 at 6:34 AM, tim Rowledge <tim@rowledge.org> wrote:
I am trying to make time to post a few articles on some future directions I consider interesting for the core system.

First one is up at http://people.squeakfoundation.org/article/89.html - do please comment on the relevant page, or even here.

Does every numbered prim also have a name or named equivalent?

I'll be rewriting the Kernel -* classes for the next few versions of SecureSqueak, so I could go through and replace these as I find them.

Also, if the compact classes only exist for space concerns, then as far as I'm concerned, they can go. Memory is cheap, and if you really want to save memory then write a 16-bit block-based VM (*)!


(*) http://gulik.pbwiki.com/Block-based+virtual+machine (disclaimer: random ideas only).