[Pharo-project] Fwd: [squeak-dev] Object>>is:

Stéphane Ducasse stephane.ducasse at inria.fr
Sat Feb 12 10:19:04 CET 2011

I can understand your position.
I do not have strong opinion on that and indeed I would like to avoid that this is becoming handy to do isKindOf:
so may be we should remove is:


On Feb 11, 2011, at 9:56 PM, Colin Putney wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 5:41 PM, Igor Stasenko <siguctua at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Just yesterday i had  discussion about this with people in the lab. I
>> can't say that i heard something new regarding this,
>> and not saying that i'd like to resurrect the discussion.
>> So, in short: there was no objection concerning getting rid of isXXX
>> in favor of using #is: method.
>> The only thing which still looks controversial is too simple default
>> implementation which answers false.
> No so. I think #is: is a terrible idea, and I object to it on those
> grounds. I only object to the default implementation because it's the
> thin edge of the wedge which invites people to use an anti-pattern.
> Colin

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