about method annotations and trait fixes

stéphane ducasse ducasse at iam.unibe.ch
Mon Feb 6 08:58:12 UTC 2006

if this solution is
	compatible with VW
	and let tweak working
Then this is good

When I read the email of andreas about the size (in german) and read  
your reply
it seems to me that this is ok.

May be we could send an email in the mailing-list (but this will slow  
down the process)
to get feedback?


On 5 févr. 06, at 19:42, Lukas Renggli wrote:

>>> I would like to know
>>>       - when the annotations of lukas will be pushed in 3.9
>> I should have already done it. But I didn't. As soon as I find the
>> energy and the time, I hope next week.
> I could provide a final and last change-set (this would be the 3rd
> attempt then), if we can finally decide on the design. After a lot of
> dicussion with Andreas and Marcus I would suggest the following
> implementation:
> - Every compiled method references an instance of MethodAnnotation, a
> class providing a place for instance-variables that should have been
> put into CompiledMethod if this was possible.
> - MethodAnnotation has got an inst-var called pragmas, that holds a
> collection of Pragmas that are added by the compiler at compile-time
> from constructs like <foo>, <foo: 1>, <foo: 1 bar: 2>, etc and that
> can be also reprinted to source when decompiling the CompiledMethod.
> - MethodAnnotation has got an inst-var called properties, that is
> initialized to nil but that might hold an identity-dictionary where
> any kind of properties can be stored (or cached), such as source,
> parse-tree, author initials, etc. The properties do not correspond to
> something in the source-code and therefor do not require a change to
> the parser/compiler/decompiler. Maybe this var could also be left-out
> and we ask people to add i-vars consuming much less memory.
> What do you think? Can everybody be happy with that?
> Should I now do it the last time?
> Lukas
> --
> Lukas Renggli
> http://www.lukas-renggli.ch

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