[Q] Network IM and Jabber
stephen at pairhome.net
Fri Apr 4 14:40:41 UTC 2003
Avi Bryant wrote:
>The dirty truth about this particular message is that it never actually
>gets sent - it's one of the handful that are essentially inlined by the
>compiler. But that doesn't (usually) change its semantics.
To be more precise, the compiler generates special send bytecodes for
this and a number of other selectors. Most of these special send
bytecodes actually *do* send the message. The implementation of the
#class special send bytecode does not however (it just looks up the
class of the receiver and answers it without dispatching the message).
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