[self-interest] Delegation and Self like things for Squeak

Jecel Assumpcao Jr jecel at merlintec.com
Mon Aug 20 18:39:42 UTC 2001


great job!

I think that the missing piece (having the compiler generate the new 
bytecodes) isn't hard to do. But you would have to come up with a new 
syntax to express delegation and making it different from regular 
message passing would give it a significantly different feel from Self. 
I don't see anyway around this short of a total retrofit of Squeak, 
which isn't your objective, right?

One suggestion is to add a new keyword "resend" in the spirit of "self" 
and "super". Of course, that might be confusing if a message being 
resent is found in the object itself.

-- Jecel

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