[squeak-dev] InputSensor, EventSensor miscategorised?

Chris Muller ma.chris.m at gmail.com
Mon Feb 1 15:55:46 UTC 2016

>>>> I guess the distinction between “Kernel” and “System” isn’t quite clear
>>>> to me.
>>> I guess, for me, Kernel contains those things that are essential to a
>>> running Smalltalk image. System contains stuff that's generally useful
>>> to most things - most, but not all.
>> I've long thought that we'll eventually move Array, OrderedCollection,
>> Set and Dictionary to Kernel so that Collections could be unloaded...
> You'd also have to move their superclass hierarchy,

Of course.  That was implied.

> so that wouldn't really
> work.

Why not?

> There's no need to have a single "kernel" package containing all essential
> classes, so IMHO it's better to have many kernel packages.

"Many kernel packages" is what we have now.  So what are we talking
about then?  Just moving things around to different packages based on
some "improved" notion of subjective semantic classification, with no
regard for the physical system dependencies?  Why would that be

Are Symbols part of any Smalltalk's Kernel?  Yes, so what benefit is
it to have it in Collections?

Is LRUCache part of any Smalltalk's Kernel?  No, but if its in
Collections along with Symbol, then I'm forced to remove it manually
after loading "many kernel packages" if I just want a Kernel system...

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