[self-interest] Getting someone to port Self

Toby Ovod-Everett toby at ovod-everett.org
Mon Sep 22 04:49:48 UTC 2008

On Sun, Sep 21, 2008 at 10:03:20AM -0700, Michael Latta wrote:
> In any case you may find a much better fit with the new javascript VMs  
> that are coming out of webkit and FireFox.  They are very high  
> performance, and do not have the strong typing basis that both the JVM  
> and CLR assume.  Other than syntax javascript is very compatible with  
> self in its concepts.

Speaking of JavaScript, did anyone notice the reference to Self in the design
docs for V8?  V8 is the new JavaScript engine that Google wrote for Chrome.
See http://code.google.com/apis/v8/design.html . :-)  Hmmm.  V8 is Open
Source, and is portable to a number of platforms.  It's pulling ideas from
Self in order to get Self-like speeds in a prototyped language.  Might be a
good match . . .

--Toby Ovod-everett

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