giovanni.giorgi at siforge.org
Thu Dec 16 22:07:40 UTC 2004
I agree with you.
I think it is very difficult to build stable package on smalltalk
because of the high dynamic coupling between core parts and the rest of
the system: the beauty of smalltalk is the ability to add powerful
concept (like Object Database, dynamic-proxy and so on) changing only
some core methods.
This can lead us to a lot of difficults when trying to integrate hot
As Celeste mantainer I am quite happy to have time to integrate my
package in my spare time: if Celeste was in the base Image, I cannot
afford easily it :)
I think we can try to split our work in two truck:
-a fast approaching base image (very core stuff, with new VM
improvements and so on).
-a less fast "application" truck, which do a strong s-unit.
So everyone can choose its speed...and eventually furnish two update
my two cents :)
--- Bill Schwab <BSchwab at anest.ufl.edu> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I've been trying to follow this thread, and I find myself agreeing
> disagreeing) with people on both sides of it (might be better to say
> sides of it<g>). A few random thoughts:
> (1) Those concerned about the dynamic nature of Squeak might do well
> tune out of the update streams, or at least stay clear of the alpha
> versions. Either way, add lots of unit tests. In that regard, I
// Giovanni Giorgi http://www.siforge.org
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