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1.2.3 After the image is created or restored

Next, GNU Smalltalk sends the returnFromSnapshot event to the dependents of the special class ObjectMemory (see Memory access). Afterwards, it loads ~/.st/ if available.5

You can remember the difference between and by remembering that is the pre-snapshot file and is the post-image-load initialization file.

Finally, GNU Smalltalk loads files listed on the command line, or prompts for input at the terminal, as described in Command line arguments.



The same considerations made above hold here too. The file is called _st/ under MS-DOS, and is looked for in the current directory under OSes that don’t use home directories.