[squeak-dev] Re: Menu Registries
hannes.hirzel at gmail.com
Wed Apr 28 16:07:16 UTC 2010
OK, Andreas was faster than me....
He says that the annotation scheme is perfectly consistent with
1. "an object is send a message and responds with an object"
Could this please be elaborated a bit
On 4/28/10, Hannes Hirzel <hannes.hirzel at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 4/28/10, Brent Pinkney <brent at zamail.co.za> wrote:
>> Hi all,+
>> Could those in the know comment on how this <...> proposal is (or is not)
>> consistent with the fundamental Smalltalk principles
>> 1. "an object is send a message and responds with an object"
>> 2. there is no other "magic" in the system.
>> Are we proposing a break fromv this ?
> YES, actually it has already happened. You like me one week ago were
> just not aware of it.
> If so, IMO we need to really get it
>> right before we commit.
> Yes, I agree. And this discussion is on-going. I'm glad you joined.
> In the writeup of Andreas
> Annotations for Service Discovery
> he uses the word 'orthogonal'.
> I think it is helpful to think of method annotations of something
> 'orthogonal' to regular Smalltalk source code. Like CSS is
> 'orthogonal' to HTML.
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