[Cuis-dev] [Ann] Bootstrap and CuisDynamicLibraries

Juan Vuletich juan at cuis.st
Sun Oct 29 13:44:34 PDT 2023

On 10/26/2023 4:26 PM, Gerald Klix via Cuis-dev wrote:
> On 10/26/23 8:32 PM, Juan Vuletich via Cuis-dev wrote:
>> Hi Folks,
>> This year I've been busy, with the help of Felipe Zak, on 
>> implementing two new features for Cuis.
>> 1) Bootstrap. A package that lets us bootstrap new Cuis images, 
>> including only what is desired. Smallest so far is about 150Kb, and 
>> includes Stdout, Collections, Magnitudes, etc.
>> 2) CuisDynamicLibraries. These are files that include compiled Cuis 
>> code. They are somewhat similar to .so and .dll. They are much 
>> (MUCH!) faster to load than .pck.st, and don't require a Compiler to 
>> be present.
>> These together allow for an image of less than 200kb that can load 
>> any needed additional code via .dcl files.
>> Felipe and I will be giving talks on these new features at the FAST 
>> Smalltalks 2023 conference at Universidad de Quilmes. Documentation 
>> is on its way, but if you are brave enough, comments and examples 
>> included in code could suffice.
>> Cheers,
> This is just cool!
> And while writing this e-mail, I pulled the latest changes.
> Is there any documentation?
> Best Regards,
> Gerald

Not much right now, but a rather complete set of tests, and many 
comments and examples.

Additional documentation will follow!


Juan Vuletich

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