Tim Rowledge tim at rowledge.org
Sun May 29 02:16:44 UTC 2005

OK, my proposal is to:

a) add a method #obsoleteDontUseThisFetchWordOfObject, implemented as needed to
return the 32bit word etc.

b) change sqVirtualMachine.[ch] to _replace_
	VM->fetchWordofObject = fetchWordofObject; with
	VM->obsoleteDontUseThisFetchWordOfObject =

c) add VM->fetchLong32OfObject

Thus old plugins will be expecting the fetchWord stuff at that offset into the
vmproxy struct and will find something suitable. New code will probably not use
this 'new' method since everyone is too (hopefully) lazy to type that lot in.
An attempt to freshly compile 'old' code will fail with an error 'symbol not
found' or similar.

I'm not actually too keen on modifying an old part of sqVirtualMachine but if
we want to rescind a function we don't have much choice.

Does this suit people?

Tim Rowledge, tim at rowledge.org, http://www.rowledge.org/tim
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