FAQ: Code exchange
Last updated at 2:45 pm UTC on 19 August 2005
How do I exchange code between the different dialects (Squeak, VisualWorks, VisualAge, Dolphin, ...) of Smalltalk?
The Pepe team - Peter van Rooijen, Peter Suk and Chris Folkers - came up with an interesting solution: 'Use Smalltalk code!'. The solution is compact and can easily be ported.
They provide the solution on http://wiki.cs.uiuc.edu/CampSmalltalk/Pepe.
Version 1 addresses just the basic needs for eight dialects (for example the comments are not transferred).
Version 2 is more elaborate, but just for two dialects only at the moment. (May 2001)
Some advice on writing portable code using bridge pattern: http://wiki.cs.uiuc.edu/CampSmalltalk/Portable+code+style