Strongtalking Squeak

3 October, 2006

Smalltalk... with a need for speed

Dan Ingalls pointed out that Strongtalk is now open source. The community now has an important opportunity and decision to make. Should we work with Strongtalk to build a Strongtalk VM for Squeak. There are a number of potential advantages to this path (see . There could also be risks. As our community changes it is important that issues like these be addressed publically, so that a broader range of the community can participate. Please join the discussion and move this issue forward while the opportunity still exists.

Dan followed up on his original post with a Community Challenge:

Tell ya what…
Here’s $5000 that says “some smart guy” will do it before the end of 2006.
<lays money on table with a bottle of champagne on top>

 UPDate: David Griswold and Dan Ingalls call for VM Summit on: 

see: for details

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  1. […] Many of you are following the latest developments in VM technology.  The Strongtalk VM was release as open source by SUN.  There is some discussion about using the Strongtalk VM for Ruby.  Will Ruby be the first language to benefit from Strongtalk’s Type Feedback optimizations?  Will the VM developers in the Smalltalk community step up to help Strongtalk?  While a path is being forged it would be nice if we could steer it back towards support for Squeak.  Please join the discussion at: Posted by ronteitelbaum Filed in Smalltalk, Squeak internals […]

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