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Self 2.0 being ported?
Is there any movement/interest in the Self group to port Self to
architectures other than Sun? The inclusion of source code with the 2.0
release is a welcome blessing, but one of my main criteria (and the main
reason why I decided not to go with Self for the coding of my project
but went off and rolled my own prototype-based system) is that it work
on as many platforms as humanly possible and be (reasonably) easily
portable. I can't be locked in to sparcs (or any one architecture) for a
number of reasons.
The ideas in Self have been my inspriation in a number of ways ever
since I read them; unfortunately, their expression as implementation
have not been useful to me. If only for the ideas, the Self group should
be commended. If I can actually jump on the bandwagon and use their
code, so much the better!
Sean Levy, n-dim Group, EDRC, CMU, 5000 Forbes Ave, PGH, PA 15213
Email: email@example.com, Phone: +1 412 268 5221, Fax: +1 412 268 5229