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

Denis Kudriashov dionisiydk at gmail.com
Tue Nov 15 21:08:52 UTC 2016

2016-11-15 21:58 GMT+01:00 Tobias Pape <Das.Linux at gmx.de>:

> Here's my 2ct:
> 1. Pragmas aren't actually pragmas. They do not instruct the compiler to
> do things (_except_ for primitive: and apicall:, but these are now
> outliers).
>    They rather add metadata to a (compiled) method.
> 2. The 'thing' (ie, class) should probably be named
>         MethodAnnotation
> 3. We can have the cake and eat it to:
>         Rename Pragma -> MethodAnnotation.
>         Make Pragma a new subclass of MethodAnnotation.
>         Make MethodAnnotation implement
>                 #methodSelector
>                 #annotationSelector (or #selector, if it must be)
>         Make Pragma implement
>                 #selector
>                 #keywords

I remember long discussion about Pragma vs Annotation name where Igor won
completely :)). Conclusion was that Pragma is a right name.
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