Block temps was: Porting from other dialects

Bob Arning arning at
Tue Aug 18 16:33:11 UTC 1998


Exactly. My goal here was to get all the source into Squeak as painlessly as possible so that I could use normal browsing tools to investigate and (hopefully) make it run in Squeak. Reading a 400+KB file with mere eyeballs and trying to understand it struck me as a long shot.


On Tue, 18 Aug 1998 08:04:57 -0700 "John-Reed Maffeo" <rlpa80 at> wrote: 
>Do I understand this correctly.
>1. Block temps in many/most Smalltalks endure for the life of the block only.
>2. Your compiler mod does not implement block temps;  just allows the code to
>be parsed by the compiler and actually implements them as method temps. In
>other words, you have automated the process that I go through when I edit
>a method to conform to Squeak.
>3. Implementation of blocks temps is left as an exercise for the student;)

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