[squeak-dev] CompiledMethod>>#valueWithReceiver:arguments: deprecated implementation?

Eliot Miranda eliot.miranda at gmail.com
Tue Dec 11 15:04:18 UTC 2018

Hi Patrick,

> On Dec 11, 2018, at 6:39 AM, <patrick.rein at hpi.uni-potsdam.de> <patrick.rein at hpi.uni-potsdam.de> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> a while back we discovered the following method with a comment:
> CompiledMethod>>#valueWithReceiver: aReceiver arguments: anArray 
>    "This should be changed after the release of Squeak 4.3 to
>        ^self class receiver: aReceiver withArguments: anArray executeMethod: self"
>    ^ aReceiver withArgs: anArray executeMethod: self
> Is the comment still valid? Should this be changed? I changed it in my image and have not seen any problems. Also the Kernel-Methods tests are running fine. Does anyone know more about the comment?

I believe it’s my comment.  The point is that a proxy object won’t inherit [Proto]Object>>#withArgs:executeMethod: and so sending #withArgs:executeMethod: to it won’t do what’s expected at all.  The solution is to use a mirror primitive.  So yes, we should indeed make this change.  Someone (me?) needs to check that the VM support is there.  

> Bests
> Patrick

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