[squeak-dev] Object>>is:

Colin Putney colin at wiresong.com
Fri Feb 11 20:56:28 UTC 2011

On Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 5:41 PM, Igor Stasenko <siguctua at gmail.com> wrote:

> Just yesterday i had  discussion about this with people in the lab. I
> can't say that i heard something new regarding this,
> and not saying that i'd like to resurrect the discussion.
> So, in short: there was no objection concerning getting rid of isXXX
> in favor of using #is: method.
> The only thing which still looks controversial is too simple default
> implementation which answers false.

No so. I think #is: is a terrible idea, and I object to it on those
grounds. I only object to the default implementation because it's the
thin edge of the wedge which invites people to use an anti-pattern.


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