[self-interest] Info about Pep?

Stefan Matthias Aust sma at 3plus4.de
Sat Jan 27 10:44:24 UTC 2001

At 11:06 23.01.01 -0800, you wrote:

>Would Mario's work to emulate Smalltalk in Self be considered

Is this a question?

I don't think so.  Converting Smalltalk to Self is pretty easy compared to 
converting Java, especially Java bytecode, to Self (or 
Smalltalk).  Overall, the approach to go is pretty obvious, but quite a few 
details of the Java VM specification like synchronized methods or 
exceptions make things difficult if you want to get good performance.

However, the idea is intriguing as not "Java the language" but "Java the 
waste amount of libraries" is what I'd like to use.  For this, you'd 
however need to translate bytecode and probably also support JNI.

Stefan Matthias Aust  //  Bevor wir fallen, fallen wir lieber auf

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