[cap-talk] 'Destroy' vs 'Sever'
clandau at macslab.com
Wed Nov 21 23:20:18 EST 2007
At 1:05 AM +0000 11/22/07, David Hopwood wrote:
>The issue raised by 'Sever' is that the new reference it returns
>will point to an object that may malfunction, as a result of not
>receiving messages directed to the old object.
Like most tools, Sever can be misused, but I don't see any subtle
issues tempting the unwary.
>At the point at which another object of the composite
>tries to invoke the destroyed object via an existing reference, it will
>receive an error (typically reported as an exception at the language level),
>which assuming it is not ignored, will abort the current "plan" of the
That is also true of 'Sever'.
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