[DISCUSSION] Is Squeak/Smalltalk able to do this?

Withers, Robert rwithers at quallaby.com
Mon Feb 10 20:42:33 UTC 2003

heh.  I was just thinking about that when your mail came in.  It seems they
are installed into the target method dict, so no passing control.  neat!

I can't wait to hear about the other goodies coming from Bern...  ;-)


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stephane Ducasse [mailto:ducasse at iam.unibe.ch]
> Sent: Monday, February 10, 2003 3:45 PM
> To: The general-purpose Squeak developers list
> Subject: Re: [DISCUSSION] Is Squeak/Smalltalk able to do this?
> >   As I recall, you mention 4
> > different techniques for control message sending.  Of the 4 
> > approaches, one
> > approach was method wrappers and another approach was a vm change to
> > intercept the lookup.  I took the latter approach, while 
> Nathanael's 
> > Traits
> > work takes the former approach, I believe.
> By the way Traits do not need message passing control. They 
> are static 
> composition
> with a clever and simple semantics. So some simple optimization makes 
> them work well.
>   No magic/MOP/Mirror needed.
> Prof. Dr. Stéphane DUCASSE (ducasse at iam.unibe.ch) 
> http://www.iam.unibe.ch/~ducasse/
>   "if you knew today was your last day on earth, what would you do
>   different? ... especially if, by doing something different, today
>   might not be your last day on earth" Calvin&Hobbes

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