GNU Smalltalk running under Wine

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Well, the summary says it all. . The first small steps were done quite some time ago, by rewriting every shell script that did not really need the shell in C or Smalltalk. Yesterday I finished the job, so that now it's possible to just do ../configure --host=i686-pc-mingw32 && make.

It took a while for two reasons: first because I overlooked wineconsole and it turns out it's a crucial step to running GNU Smalltalk under Wine; second, because GNU Smalltalk runs at build time, and it has to interact with the Unix paths.

Vim and gst REPL

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There is an extremely valuable (and small) vim plugin slime.vim out there, with a nice description of the how, why and what at the author's site:
With this simple plugin, you can edit your code in a vim "worksheet" and send it over to *any* REPL (bash, gst, sbcl, vim, ...) that is running in a screen session.

OnlineTester: An Arcane Adventure. Part 4: More Widgets, AJAX requests

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On the menu for the final part of the series are three widgets that make up the meat of the application, i.e. the part with which the students will be interacting the most.

OnlineTester: An Arcane Adventure. Part 3: Application, Widgets and View Methods

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Let's hitch a ride with an incoming request to our designated test URL http://localhost:4080/onlinetest and take a look at the scenery. Be warned, though, that I'm easily scared and tend to close my eyes when passing through a tunnel.

OnlineTester: An Arcane Adventure. Part 2: Models and their use

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The previous post was about infrastructure, now we'll take a short peek into the model classes, before a more thorough walkthrough through Iliad details in the next post(s).

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