[squeak-dev] replacing getSystemAttribute:

Nicolas Cellier nicolas.cellier.aka.nice at gmail.com
Sun Mar 7 17:36:31 UTC 2010

2010/3/7 Bert Freudenberg <bert at freudenbergs.de>:
> On 07.03.2010, at 17:43, Nicolas Cellier wrote:
>> I want message getSystemAttribute: to get private because the
>> argument is cryptic, and implementation dependent.
> While I agree that it's better to use the symbolic accessors, the system attributes are precisely defined and should not be "implementation dependent".
> - Bert -

It works as long as new attribution are coordinated.
Now imagine Pharo goes with it's own VM...

By now, you can see machine specific usage of attributes 1200, 1201.
I find it hard to understand, and not commented. It's does not adhere
original Smalltalk spirit.


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