Smalltalk-80: Bits of History, Words of Advice
Addison-Wesley Longman, Incorporated, 1983 - Computers - 344 pages
The Smalltalk-80 system release process. The evolution of the Smalltalk virtual machine. The Smalltalk-80 code file format. Design decisions for Smalltalk-80 implementors. Experiences implementing the Smalltalk-80 system. Implementing the Smalltalk-80 system: the Tektronix experience. The Smalltalk-80 implementation at Hewlett-Packard. The Dorado Smalltalk-80 implementation: hardware architecture's impact on software architecture. The design and implementation of VAX/Smalltalk-80. Measurements and analyses of implementations. The Smalltalk-80 benchmarks. An MC68000-based Smalltalk-80 system. Berkeley Smalltalk: who knows where the time goes? The analysis of the Smalltalk-80 system at Hewlett-Packard. An assessment of method-lookup caches for Smalltalk-80 implementations. Proposals for the future of the Smalltalk-80 system. LOOM - Large Objectc-Oriented Memory for Smalltalk-80 systems. Managing the evolution of Smalltalk-80 systems. Implementating a Smalltalk-80 file system and the Smalltalk-80 system as a programming tool. Implementing a Smalltalk-80 system on the Intel 432: a feasibility study. Preferred classes: a proposal for faster Smalltalk-80 execution. Low-overhead storage reclamation in the Smalltalk-80 virtual machine. Index.
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The Smalltalk80 System Release Process
Daniel H H Ingalls
Design Decisions for Smalltalk80 Implementors
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