[Self-interest] UK Smalltalk User Group Meeting - 22 February 2023

Giovanni Corriga giovanni at corriga.net
Tue Feb 14 23:12:29 UTC 2023

WebAssembly (WASM - https://wikiwand.com/en/Webassembly ) is an instruction
format for portable high-performance code, run by a stack-based virtual
machine. To Smalltalkers, this sounds very familiar. WASM is supported by
the three most popular web browsers, and by other host platforms as well.
Perhaps we can translate certain Smalltalk compiled methods to WASM,
augmenting our support for physical processors and for livecoding the Web.
For our February meeting, Craig Latta will describe his initial
experiments, using the Epigram compilation framework (
https://thiscontext.com/epigram ).

Craig Latta ( https://thiscontext.com/ ) is a research computer scientist
in Berkeley and Amsterdam, with interests including livecoding, music
performance, and interactive visualization. The discovery of a
mysteriously-placed copy of the Blue Book at university led to stints at
several exploratory labs, and a pursuit of improvisation wherever code is

This will be an online meeting from home.

If you'd like to join us, please sign up in advance on the meeting's Meetup
page ( https://www.meetup.com/ukstug/events/291365015/ ) to receive the
meeting details.
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