[Seaside] addToStartUpList:after: and addToShutDownList: on SeasidePlatformSupport

Michel Bany michel.bany at gmail.com
Wed Jul 18 06:27:57 UTC 2007

On 18 Jul 2007, at 08:01 , Michael Lucas-Smith wrote:

> Hi All,
> There's addToStartUpList:after: in SeasidePlatformSupport so that  
> this method can perform different on different dialects. I've  
> noticed that WAKom and WAListener call this method directly on  
> Smalltalk while the rest of the code uses SeasidePlatformSupport.
> As well as that, addToShutDownList: doesn't exist on  
> SeasidePlatformSupport yet and so it is also called on Smalltalk.
> Could this be changed so that SeasidePlatformSupport is used  
> consistently and addToShutDownList: is added to  
> SeasidePlatformSupport ?

Hi Michael,

Some portions of the Seaside package are excluded from the port to  
VisualWorks. This includes WAKom and WAListener. Those things that  
are excluded from the port do not need the extra effort of using  
SeasidePlatformSupport, that's why they send their messages directly  
to Smalltalk. As far as I know, none of the ported portions of  
Seaside sends #addToShutDownList:, that's why this doesn't need an  
implementation in SeasidePlatformSupport.

Method #addToStartUpList:after: is no longer sent in the ported  
portions of Seaside. This method has now been removed from Squeak but  
not yet in Seaside. This is dead wood.

The rules for deciding what gets ported to VisualWorks and what  
doesn't are implemented by SeasideVWInfo and its superclasses.  
Basically, all classes from class category Seaside-Platform are  
excluded, all **extension** methods that include "-squeak" in their  
method category are excluded.


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