[Pharo-project] Opening image multiple times - bug or feature?

Michael van der Gulik mikevdg at gmail.com
Thu Sep 24 16:47:21 EDT 2009

On Fri, Sep 25, 2009 at 7:14 AM, Schwab,Wilhelm K <bschwab at anest.ufl.edu>wrote:

> Hello all,
> I'm getting Ubuntu configured on my new $400 laptop, and just noticed that
> I can load one Pharo image at least twice w/o any error messages.  Is that
> good or bad?  I'm inclined to say it is bad, with caveats below.
> I mentioned caveats: I have mixed feelings about Pharo's emulated/MDI GUI.
>  There have been (rare) times when it would have been nice to be able to do
> something similar on Dolphin.  If there is a reason to run multiple IDEs on
> one box, having them clearly separated by a single main window has some
> advantages.
Did Pharo implement image locking to prevent this?

You'll notice that if you save code from both running instances, your
.changes file will be corrupted. Otherwise it works fine.


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