Back to the Future The Story of Squeak , A Practical Smalltalk Written in Itself

  title={Back to the Future The Story of Squeak , A Practical Smalltalk Written in Itself},
  author={Dan Ingalls and Ted Kaehler and John Maloney and Scott Wallace and Alan Kay},
Squeak is an open, highly-portable Smalltalk imple-mentation whose virtual machine is written entirely in Smalltalk, making it easy to debug, analyze, and change. To achieve practical performance, a translator produces an equivalent C program whose performance is comparable to commercial Smalltalks. Other noteworthy aspects of Squeak include: a compact object format that typically requires only a single word of overhead per object; a simple yet efficient incremental garbage collector for 32bit… CONTINUE READING
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