Named Primitives

In the previous post we saw different things: what is a primitive and some examples, their impact on CompiledMethod instances, pragmas, etc. Continuing with this “Journey through the Virtual Machine”, today I will talk about Named Primitives. Important data from previous post What is important for this post is a summary of what a primitive … More Named Primitives

Primitives, Pragmas, Literals and their relation to CompiledMethods

What is a primitive? Do you want to know the answer?  Just do what we always do in Smalltalk: browse code 🙂   Open your image and browse the method #whatIsAPrimitive. You can read the following information there: “Some messages in the system are responded to primitively. A primitive response is performed directly by the interpreter … More Primitives, Pragmas, Literals and their relation to CompiledMethods