[Announcement] Zero 2.0.5 published
- I send this message to this list because I think it could be
of interest as Zero borrows some important properties from Self
(such as the lack of classes). If you are not interested, please
In the system's web page,
there are new packages for zero, the 2.0.5 version, this
for linux. However, the linux executables are dynamic ones. This
are tied to libstdc++6-3.4.3.
What's Zero ?
Zero is a simple, tiny object-oriented, prototype-based
which has been designed for education. Right now, the virtual
assembler and the macroassembler are available.
The install of Zero is very simple, and it doesn't affect
the OS in
lies: it is merely a matter of uncompressing the zip file in any new
Then, you should browse and follow the instructions in "readme.txt".
In order to uninstall, you do only need to erase the folder.
The web page has been extended with the following sections:
contribute, Standard's Library capabilities manual, and Examples. In
first web page it is explained that you can specially contribute to
you are a lecturer and want to use Zero in any subject related to
technology. Other ways of helping specially include creating
Zero and eventually find bugs, which will make the virtual machine
stable. Those programs sent to the contact address will be published
section of Examples. Last but not least, The Standard's Library
manual explore the basic capabilities of the VM and explains them
Aditions to Zero
The windows zip file includes Visual Zero, as usual since
is graphic user application able to show the execution of a Zero
by step, like a debugger, as well as exploring the objects present
system. It is a good tool for demonstrating system's work in the
Structural reflection is now available and complete, for
The compiler has been inserted into the virtual machine. Now
to create and modify new methods in execution time. For this, you
to use the inherited methods addMethod() and compilteToMethod(),
explained in the web page in detail.
PBC -- J. Baltasar García Perez-Schofield
jbgarcia en uvigo de es http://webs.uvigo.es/jbgarcia/
Dep. Informática, Universidad de Vigo, España (Spain)