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GraalSqueak: A Fast Smalltalk Bytecode Interpreter [pdf] (fniephaus.com)
77 points by mpweiher 8 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 3 comments

Interesting warm-up times from Twitter:

First draw after 12s. First time faster than OpenSmalltalkVM after 40s (but quite unstable). Always faster than OpenSmalltalkVM after 60s (fps still increasing). Above 200fps after more than 5mins.

I hope they continue doing this work. Very interesting

Thanks! And yes, we are still working on GraalSqueak. Adding support for Smalltalk Context objects is one of the biggest challenges as they allow sender modifications. This needs to be as fast as possible because it is heavily used for implementing exception handling in Smalltalk. More papers to follow soon.

In the meantime, check out some recent screenshots of it in action: https://twitter.com/fniephaus/status/1015194081297920000

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