[Seaside] Seaside, Traits, portability

Philippe Marschall philippe.marschall at gmail.com
Tue May 1 07:17:02 UTC 2007

2007/4/30, Avi Bryant <avi at dabbledb.com>:
> On 4/29/07, Boris Popov <boris at deepcovelabs.com> wrote:
> > Why be so cynical? Different strokes for different folks. I've felt many
> > times that you couldn't care less about anyone not using squeak and it does
> > nothing but motivate me to unsubscribe from the list for good.
> Boris, please don't unsubscribe. I think you'll find the vast majority
> of people on this list care deeply about keeping Seaside portable
> across dialects - I would guess that at this point it's the largest
> portable Smalltalk codebase, and the largest cross-dialect community,
> and that's very important to me and to many others.
> For that reason and others, nobody who uses Seaside in production is
> seriously proposing that we make it depend on Traits - as far as I
> know, nobody uses Traits in production, period.

netstyle.ch does. it's only one Trait used for custom Component and
Task root classes but it's in an production application.


> By all means, let's
> have an academic discussion about the costs and benefits of Traits,
> but let's do it with a very clear understanding that it is indeed
> academic, and *not* a proposal that's going to affect mainline Seaside
> any time even vaguely soon.
> Avi
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