[squeak-dev] The Inbox: TraitsTests-pre.19.mcz

Chris Cunningham cunningham.cb at gmail.com
Thu Mar 28 22:34:59 UTC 2019

On Thu, Mar 28, 2019 at 3:25 PM Levente Uzonyi <leves at caesar.elte.hu> wrote:

> >>> Just asking, because I'm not aware of any. And if that's the case in
> >>> general, then we should remove them.
> >>> Tool support is still incomplete after 10+ years.
> >
> > Traits are not used because they are not properly supported,
> That's what people used to say, but that's not true. Even in Pharo, where
> Traits were fully supported (with the same capabilities we have now in
> Squeak), they were only used because of the heavy push from the dictators.
> Once they found out the shortcomings of the idea of stateless traits, they
> replaced the implementation altogether with TraitsV2 - aka stateful
> traits.
> Stateful traits would indeed be much nicer.

If I remember correctly, there was talk that the existing model could be
expanded to handle stateful traits - it was just never done (or at least,
never shared).
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