John M McIntosh johnmci at smalltalkconsulting.com
Fri May 27 16:24:38 UTC 2005

In this case I think you should keep fetchWordofObject as the  
backward compatible offering. I'll note the original did the same as  
What was done here was removal of a entry in the sqVirtualMachine  
table thus breaking many plugins, we should attempt to maintain  
backward compatibility in 32bit mode.

On May 27, 2005, at 12:02 AM, Andreas Raab wrote:

>> So I'd suggest we change fetchWordofObject back to the original   
>> logic,  to avoid toasting all the plugins that use it?
> Actually no. We should bind the entry in struct VM to whatever the  
> right thing for 32 bit is (fetchLong32?) and rename the entries  
> appropriately. In other words: Remove the offending method and fix  
> all the users at their earliest appearance (I really don't  
> understand why people leave methods with fatal aborts around - I'd  
> rather have the compiler tell me the method doesn't exist).
> Cheers,
>   - Andreas

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