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Note about Environments September 2016 (B)
Last updated at 5:05 am UTC on 29 September 2016
Frank Shearar
Sat, Sep 24, 2016 at 7:10 AM
Reply-To: The general-purpose Squeak developers list
To: The general-purpose Squeak developers list

It was pretty difficult for Colin Putney to perform the heart surgery necessary to get Environments into the image in the first place. The capabilities that Environments enable are pretty dang awesome, and it's a crying shame that people either don't see these capabilities (sandboxing, trivial resolution of class name clashes are the START of things) or (more likely) simply haven't had the time to build the _missing tooling support_ to make Environments work to their fullest.

But it would be tragic if we performed the equally painful surgery to remove Environments.

So instead of removing a super awesome half-implemented feature of Squeak, why don't we, I don't know, _fix the bug_. Raise a bug report. Give a patch. It will make Squeak better.


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