[squeak-dev] Re: SmalltalkImage current vs. Smalltalk

Andreas Raab andreas.raab at gmx.de
Wed Mar 3 02:45:10 UTC 2010

On 3/2/2010 9:04 AM, Eliot Miranda wrote:
> The worst thing going on with things like SmalltalkImage current,
> SystemNavigation default and traits is the introduction of abstraction
> for its own sake.  Abstraction is properly used to manage complexity.
>   But for example, as others have pointed out, there is no other image
> than the current image and so SmalltalkImage current is merely verbiage.
>   And yet SourceFiles is an obvious area which could use a lot more
> features (being able to load package sources without appending them to
> the sources file, or having two changes files, one for loaded packages,
> one for user modifications, etc).

Thanks Eliot. That's an *excellent* description of the problem.

   - Andreas

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