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Computer Science - Communication Networks | Self-Sustaining Systems - First Workshop, S3 2008 Potsdam, Germany, May 15-16, 2008, Proceedings

Self-Sustaining Systems

First Workshop, S3 2008 Potsdam, Germany, May 15-16, 2008, Proceedings

Hirschfeld, Robert, Rose, Kim (Eds.)


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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the First Workshop on Self-sustaining Systems, S3, held in Potsdam, Germany, in May 2008.

S3 is a forum for discussion of topics relating to computer systems and languages that are able to bootstrap, implement, modify, and maintain themselves. One property of these systems is that their implementation is based on small but powerful abstractions; examples include (amongst others) Squeak/Smalltalk, COLA, Klein/Self, PyPy/Python, Rubinius/Ruby, and Lisp. Such systems are the engines of their own replacement, giving researchers and developers great power to experiment with, and explore future directions from within their own small language kernels.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Lisp - Python - Ruby - bytecode - computer - implementation - object models - pypy - smalltalk

Related subjects » Communication Networks - Information Systems and Applications - Software Engineering

Table of contents 

Invited Talks.- Open, Extensible Object Models.- The Lively Kernel A Self-supporting System on a Web Page.- On Sustaining Self.- Research Papers.- Huemul – A Smalltalk Implementation.- SBCL: A Sanely-Bootstrappable Common Lisp.- Reflection for the Masses.- Back to the Future in One Week — Implementing a Smalltalk VM in PyPy.- Are Bytecodes an Atavism?.

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