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Re: RFC: Deprecating class posing

From: Fred Kiefer
Subject: Re: RFC: Deprecating class posing
Date: Mon, 04 Jan 2010 16:20:01 +0100
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Am 02.01.2010 16:22, schrieb David Chisnall:
> Hi Everyone,
> With the non-fragile ABI, Apple removed support for class posing.  This
> makes sense, because it's no longer possible to guarantee that the class
> has the same ivar layout.
> I'm tempted to do the same thing for our non-fragile ABI.  This has the
> added advantage that you could then statically export class names as
> linker symbols, which would make class messages a lot faster (you'd no
> longer need to do the lookup each time, and all of the ugly stuff in
> GNUstep where the class pointer is cached could go away).
> Any objections?

I never used pose-as in my code and haven't heard a request for it for a
long time. Because of this I definitely wont object that change.
But it is rather the people who use it who should respond here.

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