[squeak-dev] SmalltalkImage current vs Smalltalk : plan B
bert at freudenbergs.de
Thu Mar 4 12:40:34 UTC 2010
On 04.03.2010, at 00:30, Nicolas Cellier wrote:
> Also Plan A is much simpler, thus attractive. But:
> - Plan A is essentially coming back to 3.8 statu quo.
> - Plan B is essentially introducing message indirections
> Advantages of plan B I see for the future:
> - cleaner separation of concerns
> - less vulnerable to refactoring (thanks to messages indirection)
> - compatibility with other forks (Pharo + Cuis + Squeak3.8 + ...)
> easier thru messages
Both Cuis and Squeak 3.8 support using Smalltalk over SmalltalkImage. In 3.8 the SystemDictionary methods were not removed, just deprecated.
- Bert -
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