[Pharo-project] Why don't we always register weakly in SystemAnnouncer?

Eliot Miranda eliot.miranda at gmail.com
Sun Jun 17 19:36:50 EDT 2012


On Sun, Jun 17, 2012 at 7:40 AM, Igor Stasenko <siguctua at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 17 June 2012 15:09, Sean P. DeNigris <sean at clipperadams.com> wrote:
> >
> > Igor Stasenko wrote
> >>
> >> I bet if you do that, some people will be alienated/antagonized by
> >> this change
> > Yes, but 2.0 is changing *alot*, so this is a good time to sneak this in
> :)
> > Like pulling off a BandAid... the best thing to do is pull fast and get
> it
> > over with.
> >
> >
> > Igor Stasenko wrote
> >>
> >> As a compromise i would suggest to force people to explicitly tell
> >> their intent
> > That would be an improvement... Also, what's the status of this
> limitation
> > (
> http://forum.world.st/Unsubscribing-for-Announcements-tp3220751p4082565.html
> )
> > :
> >
> > when:do: anActionBlock subscription does
> >> not work weakly, you are constrained to when:send:to
> >
> > IIUC it was waiting on ephemerons
> > (http://forum.world.st/Working-with-weak-announcements-td3305802.html)
> >
>
> yes. we can add Ephemerons at any moment now. But then people should
> use only VMs built
> on Jenkins, because Eliot's VMs not support them.
>

I wish you would reconsider and reimplement VM ephemeron support using the
format field as we discussed not the class hack you've implemented which is
I think buggy and unsafe.


>
> > --
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> >
>
>
>
> --
> Best regards,
> Igor Stasenko.
>
>


-- 
best,
Eliot
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