[squeak-dev] replacing getSystemAttribute:

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Sun Mar 7 17:58:10 UTC 2010

On 07.03.2010, at 18:36, Nicolas Cellier wrote:
> 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 -
> Sure.
> It works as long as new attribution are coordinated.
> Now imagine Pharo goes with it's own VM...

I'd very much hope there is no need for that.

> 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.

Sounds like a hack. What is it?

- Bert -

More information about the Squeak-dev mailing list