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This directory contains some example GNU Smalltalk programs.

The programs are:

bench.st	An extraordinarily precise low-level benchmark for Smalltalk,
by His Majesty	contributed by Dwight Hughes and originarily prepared for
Dan Ingalls! 	Squeak.  It executes two pieces of code and deduces the
		system's speed in terms of bytecodes/second on bytecode-heavy
		code (arithmetics - sieve in this case) and sends/second on
		send-heavy code (a recursive Fibonacci computation in this
		case) -- they usually coincide to two digits with the speeds
		given by the GST runtime!

CairoBlit.st    A simple example of the Cairo and SDL bindings.
by tonyg

Case.st		A nice object for C-switch like behavior. Although it is slower
by Ulf		than compiler-optimized ifs, try it: it really works nice.

CStream.st	A stream providing functionality for writing C code.
by sbb

Dinner.st	The classic dining philosophers problem.  You need working 
by me		Delays to try this (alarm is not very good but maybe it works).
		Try `(Philosophers new: 5) dine'.

EditStream.st	A stream handling fast insertions, using a double buffer
by Ulf		with a gap between the buffers.

LazyCollection.st  Implementation of #collect:, #select:, #reject: that do not
by me		create a new collection unless really necessary.

Sync.st		Many kinds of synchronization devices.
by me

GenClasses.st	Provides help in creating many similarly named classes.
by sbb

Lisp.st		        A nice Lisp interpreter class; try "LispInterpreter
by Aoki Atsushi	        exampleXX" with XX going from 01 to 18.  I modified it
Nishihara Satoshi	to remove the Smalltalk-subset compiler that was needed
			on proprietary systems that don't allow a compiler
			to be enclosed in a run-time image -- it was 25%
			of the total code; this way there is more focus
			on the Lisp stuff.

MemUsage.st	This is really more of a test suite kind of program.  It
by sbb		iterates through all the objects in the system, counting
		up how much storage has been used by each, and printing a
		total at the end.  It has found more bugs in the memory
		management system than I (sbb) care to admit.

Methods.st      Examples of subclassing CompiledMethod...  'nuff said!
by Ian Piumarta
and me

MiniDebugger.st A simplified debugger which shows how to use the single step
by me           primitives to implement an interface that vaguely resembles

PackageBuilder.st   A simple script to make package.xml file from a Smalltalk
by Stefan Schmiedl  description.  You may find it useful!

Prolog.st	This is absolutely stunning! A Prolog interpreter written in
by Aoki Atsushi	Smalltalk, from the same author as the Lisp interpreter; try
Nishihara Satoshi	PrologInterpreter exampleXX with XX going from 01 to

PrtHier.st	prints out the class hierarchy, indented according to
by sbb		the number of super classes a class has.

Publish.st	An object-oriented, multiple format class file-out system.
by me/sbb	Currently includes Postscript for file-outs, and HTML/Texinfo
		for documentation -- by the way, this example is used by the
		makefile for GNU Smalltalk's info files.  And also an example
		of namespaces.

PushBack.st	A Stream with unlimited push-back capabilities.  Together with
by sbb		Tokenizer.st, it is used in many places (C interface, compiler)

Queens.st	An elegant solution of the queens and amazons problem (amazons
by me		can move like either the queen or the knight).  There are:
		2 solutions (1 discarding rotations/reflections) on a 4x4 board
		92 solutions (12) on a 8x8 board
		no solutions (!) to the amazons problem on a 8x8 board
		4 solutions (1) to the amazons problem on a 10x10 board

		A few examples usages are at the end of the file.

Richards.st	The Richards benchmark (a simulation of an operating systems)
by unknown	under Smalltalk, a classic in Smalltalk benchmarking because of
		its use of polymorphism and OO.

shell		An example of how to make a Smalltalk script work both if you
by Alexander	file it in from GNU Smalltalk and if you launch it from the
Lazarevic	shell; for it to work, the gst executable must be in the path.
		If it is not, just do PATH=$PATH:<gst path> before running it.

SortCriter.st	A very nice object that allows you to easily create
by Peter	SortedCollections sorted using complex objects (specifying 
William Lount	which fields are more important and which must be sorted in
		descending order).

Tokenizer.st	An abstract base class for lexical analyzers.
by me/sbb

TokenStream.st  Formerly a part of the class hierarchy.  Now replaced with
by sbb          CharacterArray>>#subStrings.

Generator.st	Python/Ruby-like generators, using continuations.
Gen2.st		Same, using contexts (slower).
Gen3.st		Same, using processes (in the middle).
by me

The directory also contains some bindings for external libraries; currently
these are GDBM, ZLib and MD5 bindings.

The directory also contains two examples of using Blox:

Man.st		Man page viewer widget (example of using BExtended).  To test
by me		it evaluate "ManViewer openOn: 'path' ".

Tetris.st	A Tetris game written using BLOX.  To start it, use
by me		"Tetris play".  Cursor keys move the piece, Up rotates it,
		Return drops it.


More examples can be found in the blox/BloxExtend.st and blox/test.st file

In addition, this directory contains two scripts that can help converting
from other Smalltalk source code formats to the traditional file in (chunk)
format.  These are:
- `pepe.sed', that converts from the Pepe format, a portable format consisting
  exclusively of executable code (an example is in tests/ansi/ansi.pepe; this
  script can be slow.
- `xml.sed', that converts from an XML DTD designed for Smalltalk source.  This
  script does not convert `statics' (that's how the DTD calls class variables)
  yet.  Requires GNU sed.

The `unsupported/misc' directory contains some other small example GNU
Smalltalk programs which test more advanced aspects of Smalltalk, either
various packages or the VM.  Among others, `torture.st' is Andreas Klimas'
nice memory torture test program - like MemUsage.st it has found more bugs
in the memory management system than I care to admit...

Paolo Bonzini