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squint - Rob Pike's Newsqueak interpreter for Unix
/* * Rob Pike, January 2000 * * Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies. * Libraries ported by Sape Mullender. * * This software is placed in the public domain provided this author notice is retained. */ This package builds squint, the Newsqueak interpreter, on Linux. It should be easy to get to work on other Unix variants. It has no graphics support, although vestiges exist in the source. The package also includes a small subset of the Plan 9 C library because it was easier to include it than to remove squint's dependency on the installable print format stuff. BUILDING Run `make all' in this directory. Everything should compile without warnings. TESTING After building, cd squint and try squint progs/sieve2 You should see some prime numbers. Additionally, 'make regress' in the squint directory will run some tests and check the output. DOCUMENTATION The man directory contains information about the print library. The doc directory contains a reference manual and a paper about implementation, taken from The Implementation of Newsqueak Rob Pike Software - Practice and Experience, Jul 1990 Vol 20 #7, pp 649-659 That same issue has a paper by Doug McIlroy that is necessary reading, but I don't have a .ps version of the paper.