[self-interest] questions

Jecel Assumpcao Jr jecel at merlintec.com
Tue Jun 10 15:10:31 UTC 2003

On Tuesday 10 June 2003 05:35, Steve Dekorte wrote:
> Is Self's JIT code written in such a way that there is a layer that
> be useful as a library outside of Self?

No - it is very tightly integrated into the rest of the VM. Some more 
library-like JITs that might be of interest to you are:



Hmmm.... I see that Ian Piumarta is a contributor to both projects. I 
guess it is a small world after all! ;-)

> Also, has OpenGL been considered as an alternative to using xlib for
> rendering? What rendering API is used on the OSX implementation?

The original MacOS port used that systems native graphic library 
(Carbon). A port to Cocoa (NextStep) is in the "to do" list of the 
release notes for the latest version.

Since the GUI isn't 3D (though I started a project to make it so back in 
1998) I am not sure OpenGL would help much.

-- Jecel

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