[Esug-list] Smalltalk dialects and GSoC

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Tue Feb 11 11:53:44 EST 2014

On 11.02.2014, at 17:14, Paolo Bonzini <bonzini at gnu.org> wrote:

> Il 11/02/2014 16:43, Igor Stasenko ha scritto:
>> Nothing philosophical here.
>> Pharo, Amber are smalltalk dialects. Newspeak is not. It is brand new
>> language.
>> Different syntax, different semantics.
>> The fact that it uses VM which can run smalltalk doesn't makes any
>> difference.
>> There's a number of Smalltalks impemented on top of JVM, and CLR platforms.
>> Following your logic, then such implementations should be eligible to
>> run under 'java/C# GSoC umbrella'?
> I think a Newspeak<->Smalltalk translator, written in Smalltalk, would be eligible for GSoC under the ESUG organization.
> If it were to be written in Newspeak, I would still want to have it in the ideas list.  Perhaps the student itself could propose to use Smalltalk instead, or it could be a backup in case we lose a student due to conflicts with other organizations.  However, the chances for it to get into the program would be slimmer.
> Paolo

How about a project for a new or extended Smalltalk VM? Written in non-Smalltalk, but running a Smalltalk, e.g. Squeak?

- Bert -

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