[Newbies] Re: Chronos package loading error

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Thu Mar 10 22:55:38 UTC 2011

On 10.03.2011, at 14:35, Casey Ransberger wrote:

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

See http://forum.world.st/-td965885.html

- Bert -

> 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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