In article <NDBBKPEKEKOELOHKPCNOCEDNCHAA.rich / infoether.com>,
Rich Kilmer <rich / infoether.com> wrote:
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>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Ned Konz [mailto:ned / bike-nomad.com]
>> Sent: Sunday, October 21, 2001 2:37 PM
>> To: ruby-talk ML
>> Subject: [ruby-talk:22888] Re: I need some help!!
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>> One dialect of Smalltalk that bears watching in the next few 
>> months is QKS' 
>> SmallScript. This is a very ambitious project with probably the 
>> most advanced 
>> VM technology currently available. It is more or less a superset of 
>> Smalltalk, and will also run in the Microsoft .NET environment.
>> 
>> David Simmons has done very interesting work on SmallScript. He's posted 
>> quite a few times on comp.lang.smalltalk; you might want to read 
>> his postings.
>> 
>> Interestingly, David has also been interested in Ruby...
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>..and David attended the Ruby conference.  David's SmallScript VM is
>more interesting in more than just architecture (which I believe is
>incredible).  He is looking to support multiple languages atop the VM. 
>Microsoft's CLR does not currently meet the needs that dynamic languages
>(such as Ruby) impose.  We had some interesting talks about support for
>Ruby on the SmallScript VM.
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>As Matz works toward the next-generation bytecode-based Ruby (Rite), I
>hope David's VM is seriously evaluated as a base platform.
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I just checked the smallscript website and it looks like the SmallScript 
VM is not OpenSource, so how can we use it for Ruby?

Phil