Jecel Assumpcao Jr wrote:
I didn't understand the part about "loadable packages". Dave Ungar's transporter can let you save and load text and binary "modules". And the access to external C++ libraries is very reasonable.
Jecel, you are probably right, its just that I had no concept on how to develop say, a web server, using versioning and packages as I would in my "regular" environment.
The Self desktop is just great but a bit cut off from the "normal" windowing and file "class" system approach. Though I can see the obvious reason for keeping the Self GUI in one desktop (nice drag and drop features!), I would like to have something more (don't we all) than just evalutation terminals and windowing so selfishly. ;-)
Sorry, I dont know, am I making sence here? I dont know if it has to do with beeing without classes or beeing without a structured overviews in a framework for code management.
Perhaps, if it is possible, could one create a filesystem (mounting) representing named instances in a running Self VM server so that editing files became interactive with the operatingsystem and all tools like emacs that so many of us like to use? (That would make Self a real competitor with Java, I guess.)
best regards, Jonas Bosson