202 obsolete behaviors in 3.8gamma

Randal L. Schwartz merlyn at stonehenge.com
Sat May 7 12:58:52 UTC 2005

>>>>> "stéphane" == stéphane ducasse <ducasse at iam.unibe.ch> writes:

stéphane> Hi brent
stéphane> I'm not sure but in VW it is advised to do

stéphane> 	i become: String new    and not i become: nil

stéphane> The point explained to me was that  else you will have a lot of
stéphane> pointer pointing to nil while you would prefer to have them pointing
stéphane> on fresh objects that will be garbagecollected.

Well, in some VMs, "become:" is a swap, not unidirectional.  "become: nil"
would be a very very very (...) very bad thing to do.

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