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Date: Tue, 26 Jun 90 12:41:52 PDT
   From: xanadu!roger (Roger Gregory)


   On rereading your message I was shocked to see that you might not be doing this 
   in smalltalk, that is a big mistake, you will be buying a lot of incompatibility
   during development.  Not using xpp is a lot worse, the communications code
   will be evolving in a way that will be very cheap to -track- using xpp and 
   VERY hard to do by hand.  That was the whole point of all our discussion about
   initialized static globals and garbage collection, which will not be needed
   if you don't use xpp, but which will not be a problem if you do.

I see no significant problem with BobP not using Smalltalk (especially
no incompatibility problems).  However, I agree with you regarding the
need to base things on the xpp foundations (tofu, bombs, garbage
collection(?), & comm support).