[Cuis-dev] Bee Smalltalk Dynamic Metacirculat Runtime

Douglas Brebner kirtai+st at gmail.com
Mon Apr 26 12:56:54 PDT 2021

On 26/04/2021 15:25, ken.dickey at whidbey.com wrote:
> On 2021-04-25 17:02, Javier Pimás wrote:
>> Are you porting the code manually? If tonel format is a problem I 
>> have some transliterator code somewhere to read/write different 
>> formats and to minimally transform code, so it would need a backend 
>> for writing cuis format, which seems pretty much like chunk format. 
>> With some extra rules you might get everything automatized if you want.
> That would be particularly helpful w.r.t. Ring2, for which I have yet 
> to find documentation and in which I don't have much interest.  I 
> would welcome a .tar.gz or URL with translator bits.

Whatever happened to the cypress/filetree format? Cross dialect 
cooperation was what this file format was *for*.

On the other hand, I'm extremely excited to see all the movement in this 
area. My initial idea was to use one of the MIT forks of Little 
Smalltalk and some PD Smallworld code to build a very simple Smalltalk 
using only a C compiler and use the resultant system to build higher 
level stuff. Alas, I am *extremely* slow at getting things done so I'm 
happy to see I won't need to do it myself. :)

BTW, http://bootstrappable.org/ is a project to be able to build a full 
C toolchain from nothing but source code and a < 300 byte hand made 
binary. Being able to piggyback on that would be good.

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