[squeak-dev] References to a removed and reloaded class

Colin Putney colin at wiresong.com
Sat Sep 22 00:01:14 UTC 2012

Levente wrote:

>> Some code uses #at:put: only, others try #includesKey: and #at:ifAbsent:
>> which might not work as expected (see above).

Eliot responded:

> OK, then fix the code.  at:put: seems right.  at:ifAbsentPut: will create
> the wring kinds of bindings right?

I ran into this too. I'd like to fix the code by creating a new
protocol for dealing with bindings explicitly. Environment would
implement this protocol, and client code will use the new protocol
rather than manipulating dictionaries directly. So #at:put: would
become #bind:to: and so forth, with only a limited subset of the
functionality that dictionaries provide. Then we can add messages for
higher-level operations like removing or renaming classes.


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