According to Gulli News
, Windows 8 will not shut down completely, but keep a memory image which is then loaded to RAM, to improve the speed of the startup. This reminds me of a quote
regarding Smalltalk:I always show this, when asked by C/C++ programmers, as a typing in of
"Hello, World!," preferably into an empty Transcript pane. And then I
save the image. Loading the program subsequently brings up: "Hello,
World!" Individuals will quibble over this relentlessly, saying, "It's
not the same!" I can only agree that it's not the same, but that was my
point about the languages and their environments in the first place.
Has a bit of Smalltalk's philosophy reached the practical world?