Archive for the 'Smalltalk' Category

Headius on Maglev: Is it Ruby?

Charles Nutter had the following to say on the maglev ruby performance numbers:

Except that these are results reported entirely in a vacuum. Whether this is fib following the “rules” of Ruby is entirely an open question. Whether this is method dispatch adhering to Ruby’s call logic is entirely an open question. Whether this [...]

Strongtalk: Smalltalk with a need for speed.

What Is Strongtalk? Strongtalk is a major re-thinking of the Smalltalk-80 programming language and system. While retaining the basic Smalltalk syntax and semantics, it contains a number of significant advances, including: Performance Type System The Strongtalk system was developed in secret [...]