[self-interest] Self on Solaris for Intel?

Jecel Assumpcao Jr jecel at merlintec.com
Thu Nov 30 12:41:11 UTC 2000

On Thu, 30 Nov 2000, Mike Daren wrote:
> I was wondering, since what I would like is to be able to use Self on
> a PC, does anyone know much about Solaris for Intel vs. Solaris for
> Sun?
> Has anyone tried to compile the Sun Self source on Solaris for Intel?
> If not, does anyone have any opinion of the likelihood of it working?

Unfortunately, just recompiling won't help because the two Self
compilers will then output Sparc machine code instead of x86 and it
won't run on your machine (it is not an interpreter like Squeak
Smalltalk, for example).

Gordon Cichon started rewriting the compilers to generate code for the
PC (on Linux, but it would be even simpler to make it work on Intel
Solaris) and I have looked into continuing this. Gordon's work was
released under the GPL (since he borrowed from "gas", there wasn't any
choice) and I was wondering what the people in this list think of
having the PC version of Self under a more restrictive license than the
Sparc and Mac versions (which is BSD-like).

-- Jecel

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