[Newbies] Re: Chronos package loading error

Casey Ransberger casey.obrien.r at gmail.com
Thu Mar 10 22:35:50 UTC 2011

Inlining, as in flattening message sends and inlining machine code? Am I misunderstanding your words or is that what you actually mean to say?

BTW, I really enjoyed Smalltalk: Getting the Message, and I've recommended it to a lot of people. Thanks for writing it!

On Mar 9, 2011, at 9:11 PM, Chronos <alan.lovejoy at gmail.com> wrote:

> Chronos REQUIRES that the message #future NOT be inlined. The requirement
> PREDATES the inlining of #future, and so WILL NOT BE CHANGED, since temporal
> precedence MUST BE RESPECTED. 
> Also, 'future' belongs with greater weight and precedent to the domain of
> time, and date/time functionality is  more fundamental than the competing
> usage.
> Finally, and most critically: Inlining of messages is a direct contradiction
> of the principles on which Smalltalk is based.
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