[NTLK] Newton Soup

Grant Hutchinson newtontalkmessages at gmail.com
Fri Jan 5 12:41:02 EST 2018

> On Jan 5, 2018, at 10:11 AM, Noah Leon <moosefuel at gmail.com> wrote:
> I was wondering if there is a graphic or flowchart which could show how the Newton Soup works. I have quite a few people attempt to explain it in the interviews I’ve done for my doco, but I’m worried that without a visual representation, people might not understand quite how it works. That said, maybe there’s a good metaphor (other than soup) which would help here...

I'm not aware of any simplified graphics relating to soup as a whole. The Newton Programmer's Guide has a few diagrams, but they describe higher level functionality of the object store and the relationships between the data and views of that data.

Someone more programmatically inclined than me can likely describe this better ...

A soup is basically a structured, persistent, dynamic repository for storing data objects called frames. Frames are made up of slots, which can contain various types of data.

Here are a couple of screenshots from the Newton documentation that kind of show those relationships.



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