[DOCS] SUnit tests (was Re: Documentation [was: Morphic tutorial])

Hannes Hirzel hannes.hirzel.squeaklist at bluewin.ch
Fri Feb 21 21:44:08 UTC 2003

John W. Sarkela <sarkela at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> On Friday, February 21, 2003, at 12:35 PM, Hannes Hirzel wrote:
> [...]
> >>>
> >> YES YES YES. This is perhaps the most hotly misunderstood
> >> aspect of the ANSI standard. It is a non-reflective declaration
> >> powerful enough to describe a fully reflective runtime program.
> >>
> >> Most users of VSE never realized that they were revisioning
> >> non-reflective declarations of very reflective programs.
> >
> > Could you please elaborate this a bit or send a pointer
> > to a paper which gives more details.
> The first initiation for me was the 1998 OOPSLA in San Diego
> in which Allen Wirfs-Brock and Brian Wilkerson wrote a paper
> with a title very much like "Modular Smalltalk".
> Allen has expounded on this topic and there used to be a set
> of slides at www.instantiations.com. Try looking for publications at
> that site. Also look for Allen's postings on this list.
> I'll try to find time this weekend to put together some of my thoughts
> on the topic. Lots of interesting stuff was going on at Digitalk just
> prior to the merger with ParcPlace.
> The distinction between the declaration of a program and its
> runtime incarnation as a wildly reflective system is really very subtle.
> Cheers,
> :-}> John

Thank you for the pointer. I found this

A declarative model for defining Smalltalk programs (summary)

Full presentatioin

Is it this what you mean?

-- Hannes

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