[Pharo-project] Basic tricks for improving a serializer?

Stéphane Ducasse stephane.ducasse at inria.fr
Tue May 17 19:56:04 CEST 2011


>> Mariano,
>> 
>> It is early in the morning right here and I might have read too hastily to your post, but from the diagonal reading I gave it seems you're going quickly to reinvent the wheel!
>> 
>> Those issues you rise are typical of database (engine) programming.  Also, IIRC Smalltalk has another approach to persistence of objects called BOSS, have you given a look at it and check if a mix of Fuel + BOSS would accomplish your intent?
>> 
> I think its implemented from scratch for one big reason: devil is
> always in details.
> Object format, streams, protocol and dozen of various things may
> differ from one smalltalk dialect to another one.
> 
> Also, i assume most of us are never heard about BOSS. Just googled it
> and found couple citations which related to VW world, but not to
> Squeak/Pharo. Is it runs on Pharo? What its license?

boss is a library in VW. 
> 
> But by saying that, i'm a of course in favor of having more and more
> cross-dialect solutions.

for me larger autonomy. We do not invent by being forced to be compatible.
If we are successful people will copy. 
Stef


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