[Pharo-project] could we agree to remove caseOf: and caseOf:otherwise:

Benoit St-Jean bstjean at yahoo.com
Wed Feb 16 22:19:51 CET 2011

A quick comment...

This whole thing/discussion/war reminds me of the Squeak mailing list, long ago, 
in its worst days...  Let's all take a deep breath for a second and put things 
in perspective : aren't we just talking about 2 (TWO) methods here?  Is this a 
do-it-now-or-die type of decision?  Can't we leave it as is for now and move 
onto something else ?  Yes, Pharo aims at being a super-clean environment but 
there's enough crap still out there that we can surely delay that one (and think 
about it a little bit more) and clean something else!

I guess that since I'm not a VM expert here, I'd have to rely on Eliot's 
suggestion and advice and knowledge.  If he says it's a lot of work from a 
VM-building perspective, he must know what he's talking about.  If he says it's 
a lot of work, he must mean "it's a lot of work".  If he says it's *really* 
useful from a VM-building perspective, he must really "it's useful".  He's built 
enough VMs in the past, he must know what he's talking about.

Let's not allow this to become another "I-know-better-and-more-than-you" type of 
argument (or ad hominem attack) that flooded the Squeak mailing list a few years 

My 2 cents.

Benoit St-Jean
Yahoo! Messenger: bstjean
A standpoint is an intellectual horizon of radius zero.
(Albert Einstein)

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