[Newbies] Changing superclass doesn't "work automatically"

Randal L. Schwartz merlyn at stonehenge.com
Thu Jul 3 15:40:30 UTC 2008

>>>>> "Bert" == Bert Freudenberg <bert at freudenbergs.de> writes:

Bert> Smalltalk does not work that way. If the class format changed, all
Bert> existing instance are bulk-migrated to the new class (by creating new
Bert> instances and doing a forward-become on all of them).

Well, so this *is* the newbies list... I can *ask*... :)

When does "anObsoleteFooClass" show up then?  I know there are checks for it,
and I think I made one once.  When does that happen?  I could probably
investigate it myself, but maybe someone can answer this and save me a half
hour of poking around.

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