[squeak-dev] Re: Pragmas (Re: The Inbox: Morphic-phite.429.mcz)

Andreas Raab andreas.raab at gmx.de
Mon Apr 26 21:23:44 UTC 2010

On 4/26/2010 1:56 PM, Igor Stasenko wrote:
>>> If pragmas would be the code, then i expect them to look like code i.e.:
>> I never claimed that that "pragmas are code". In fact, I said *specifically*
>> the opposite.
> Ok, then i wonder, what is the subject of discussion?

The subject of the post was an attempt to clarify what pragmas are and 
what they aren't. Given that even Eliot is confused about it by 
referring to "primitive pragmas" that seemed worthwhile all by itself.

> If its only about terminology, then its not interesting. We may call
> it pragma, method annotation or whatever.
> I think that more improtant is how we handling it and what we can do with it.

Terminology is important and the terminology we currently have is 
*extremely* confusing. People refer to "pragmas" and whenever a third 
party hears that they think "oh, compiler stuff, better stay away from 
it" not realizing that that's not what these are. This is how this 
discussion started after all.

   - Andreas

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