[gambit-list] Gambit internals documentation - draft of questions now on the wiki.

Mikael mikael.rcv at gmail.com
Sat Aug 11 15:47:32 EDT 2012

Hi guys!

Short summary: Please check section 4 and on on
http://dynamo.iro.umontreal.ca/~gambit/wiki/index.php/Design_guide, and
please give feedback the next 10 days!

Long version:

Please find here
http://dynamo.iro.umontreal.ca/~gambit/wiki/index.php/Design_guide a draft
of the Gambit documentation document spoken about in May.

The purpose with the document is to communicate to the reader how Gambit
works internally in the core areas (compilation, the stack with
continuations, memory and object handling, threads, and so on).

The document is a system of questions, whose answers from Marc will
communicate this entire picture.

Until now there has been no such documentation, and I believe this document
provides a suitable format to give the whole picture in an efficient way.

It's really important that there is documentation of Gambit's internals, to
enable people to understand for themselves different aspects of Gambit's
architecture, and make deep debugging and extensions.

I hope and believe the document will prove valuable due to the profound yet
conceptual level detail it is at. It's profound enough to provide
sufficient information for those those who want to dig into and do hard
work with Gambit's internals, yet conceptual and brief enough for the user
to read the document in its entirety and get how all of Gambit fits
together, with lots of associated aha experiences.

I do believe that Marc's answers will give rise to some more questions in
response, that will extend the document further a bit when they come.

If you have any feedback - suggestions for more questions, clarifications,
or perhaps removals, then please tell them here during the next ten days!

Best regards,
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