[Squeak-e] Are Handlers Dynamically Scoped? (was: Comments on Lex's "Object as Capabilities in Squeak")

cg at cdegroot.com cg at cdegroot.com
Mon Feb 3 08:25:34 CET 2003

Allen Wirfs-Brock <squeak-e at lists.squeakfoundation.org> said:
>However, I don't know that I'm prepared to argue that resumable exceptions 
>are essential (rather than just useful).
Which brings us back at the Turing completeness argument of being
essential ;-). I'm prepared to argue that it allows for separation of
concerns in a way that is very hard otherwise (like asking the user to
retry an operation - a one-liner in Smalltalk, nigh impossible in Java).
This sort of 'clean code' functionality *is* important.

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