Formulating update messages

Hallett, J. (1995) Formulating update messages. ACM SIGPLAN Notices, 30 (7). pp. 41-44. ISSN 0362-1340 Available from:

PDF - Submitted Version

Publisher's URL:


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.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:© ACM, 1995. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of ACM for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in ACM SIGPLAN Notices, {Vol 30, Iss 7, (1995)}
ID Code:9
Deposited By: J. Hallett
Deposited On:31 Mar 2009 11:36
Last Modified:17 Nov 2016 21:33

Request a change to this item

Total Document Downloads in Past 12 Months

Document Downloads

Total Document Downloads

More statistics for this item...