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Formulating Update Messages

Hallett, Jon. (1995) Formulating Update Messages ACM Sigplan Notices, 30, (7), pp. 41-44.

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This paper presents a method with which we can generate update messages for use with Smalltalk's dependency mechanism. The basic idea is that any messages which cause an object to change are forwarded to the object's dependants. The method is perfectly general and future proofs objects against changes in their dependants.

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Published date: July 1995
Additional Information: Address: New York
Organisations: Electronics & Computer Science


Local EPrints ID: 250624
ISSN: 0362-1340
PURE UUID: 1a04a283-292f-4d6b-9020-7c57c9abfc02

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Date deposited: 15 Jun 1999
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 10:40

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Author: Jon. Hallett

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