[squeak-dev] [Pharo-dev] Pragma keyword / selector / methodSelector

Eliot Miranda eliot.miranda at gmail.com
Mon Nov 14 18:49:46 UTC 2016

Hi All,

     can I suggest that Pharo and Squeak coordinate on a change.  First, #selector is bad because it is ambiguous.  As already determined #keyword is awful because it's false (it is a message selector, not just a keyword).  So could we

- use #methodSelector and #pragmaSelector for the next few years, and deprecate #selector and #keyword?

- after a suitable time use #selector to mean #pragmaSelector because that's the most useful abbreviation (in my experience I most often access #pragmaSelector)?

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> On Nov 14, 2016, at 6:37 AM, Esteban A. Maringolo <emaringolo at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2016-11-14 11:27 GMT-03:00 phil at highoctane.be <phil at highoctane.be>:
>> Breaking Metacello in Pharo 6: Not good. Revert: +1
> Breaking Metacello in any version = Not good.
> Metacello is very backward compatible but breaking pragma semantics
> would require a rewrite of many configurations that work okay today
> and would require a new version of Metacello that contemplates the new
> selectors based on some criteria.
> Regards!
> Esteban A. Maringolo

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