[squeak-dev] Too much MC stuff left in image
bert at freudenbergs.de
Fri Nov 14 22:32:36 UTC 2014
On 14.11.2014, at 21:25, Chris Muller <asqueaker at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, Nov 14, 2014 at 11:27 AM, Bert Freudenberg <bert at freudenbergs.de> wrote:
>> On 14.11.2014, at 18:20, Chris Muller <asqueaker at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> would make re-instating the full version hierarchy an explicit action rather than a side effect, but we had that discussion already).
>>> But then what should happen when the system got to the end of the ancestry and reached the Proxy?
>> There wouldn't be any proxies. You should simply get an error. Plus possibly a button to "fetch all version history".
> Okay, let me phrase my question another way: When you lop-off the
> ancestry, what are you going to replace it with? You can't just put
> nil there because it'll treat that as the end of the ancestry.
> You're gonna need SOME kind of, ahem.... "Placeholder" object so the
> system will know how to react..
Correct. But not something pretending to be something it's clearly not.
Perhaps there shouldn't even be one level of version info, because that's not a true version info either. The working copy should instead hold onto a ... MCVersionInfoStub, perhaps? Which would just know a name, package, and uuid.
- Bert -
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