April 26, 1986

"Teams" and Protocols in Smalltalk-80

One starts to consider the effect of analyzing groups of cooperating objects, such as the collection hierarchy, or the MVC stuff, relative to outside objects.

Such groups could be:

  • interactively defined
  • informal
  • dynamic

This gets at the problem that work is done by informal "teams" of objects that taken together constitute a holon or discrete whole, and present a coherent subsect of their total protocol ot the world.

Protocols could be formalized as objects distinct from other Organizations in the system.

Posted by foote at April 26, 1986 04:31 PM