[Pharo-project] [Vm-beginners] [OT] Blog sequence "Journey through the VM"

Miguel Cobá miguel.coba at gmail.com
Fri Apr 1 00:23:14 CEST 2011

Thanks Mariano,

this is deeply needed in order to distribute knowledge and to lower the
entry barrier to the VM.


El jue, 31-03-2011 a las 22:28 +0200, Mariano Martinez Peck escribió:
> Hi folks. I will start a sequence of VM related posts called “Journey
> through the VM”,  similar to what Igor did in Deep Smalltalk School.
> My main focus is that a regular Smalltalker, without any knowledge in
> VM stuff can understand the basis of it (ObjectMemory, Interpreter,
> etc). In addition, I expect the reader can download, change, compile,
> run, and debug (and why not fixing?) the VM. 
> Later on in the journey, I would also like to talk about what the
> compiler does, what bytecodes are, how to read them, how they are
> mapped to the VM, etc. I will also show some hooks or tricks that the
> VM provides and that are not always known. Moreover, I will explain
> what a primitive is, how they are executed by the VM, how you can
> write your own primitives, etc. FFI and writing your own plugin are
> also in my plans.
> It is important to notice that all these posts are thought for VM
> newbies. I would appreciate if there can be some VM hackers paying
> attention that I don't say stupid things.
> http://marianopeck.wordpress.com/
> Cheers
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Miguel Cobá

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