[squeak-dev] Questions about external objects

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Sun Oct 26 16:36:13 UTC 2014

On 26.10.2014, at 10:32, David T. Lewis <lewis at mail.msen.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Oct 26, 2014 at 02:06:20AM +0200, Levente Uzonyi wrote:
>> I've uploaded the new versions of the packages to The Inbox, and moved the 
>> old ones to The Treated Inbox.
>> The main difference is that the Semaphore class is not modified, and its 
>> instances are handled like any other object. There's also a new #cleanUp: 
>> method which will allow freeing up some memory. And the caches are 
>> shrinked whenever the external objects are wiped.
>> Since Semaphores don't know their indexes anymore, the new part of the API 
>> has also changed.
>> The following snippet will load the new versions to an up-to-date Trunk 
>> image:
>> Installer squeakInbox
>> 	package: 'System-ul.687';
>> 	package: 'Sound-ul.40';
>> 	package: 'Kernel-ul.883';
>> 	package: 'Network-ul.154';
>> 	package: 'Files-ul.140';
>> 	install
> This looks really good to me. I vote for moving it to trunk.
> Dave

Yes, the implementation itself looks good.

It's just a bit unfortunate that the user code gets even less generic than it was before.

- Bert -

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