SmalltalkImage current

stephane ducasse stephane.ducasse at
Fri Jun 29 06:02:55 UTC 2007

On 28 juin 07, at 19:00, Norbert Hartl wrote:

> Hi,
> I read in a posting from Andreas that there are problems
> with the renaming from Smalltalkk to SmalltalkImage
> current. I discovered problems with it several times
> myself.

did you report them?
Where can we find how to fix them?

you can find the complete motivation in the archives but in a  
nutshell the point
was that Smalltalk is a namespace and that over time it agglomerates
a lot of extra behavior (sometimes junk) that has nothing to do with  
namespace management.
But with bookkeeping of the image. We tried to clean it up but we  
also stopped in the middle
since we were pissed off by complains.

> That remembers me that I wanted to ask what were the
> reason to change it? It breaks a lot of code and reading
> this list it appears to me that nobody likes it :)

Sure easy.....

> So how
> came it has been renamed?

It was not renamed behavior was moved out of SystemDictionary.

> Btw. how much smalltalk images I'm able to run. new
> is disabled. I don't get it.

me neither
> Any hint is appreciated.
> Norbert

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