[Newbies] Delegates, aliases, or ? How to deal with (avoiding) renaming

Charles D Hixson charleshixsn at earthlink.net
Thu May 11 05:59:05 UTC 2006

Todd Blanchard wrote:
> One other suggestion that might work - create a category for your
> methods right on FloatArray.  Put them in a category *projectname.
> You should probably read up on PackageInfo to understand how naming
> conventions work.
> http://beta4.com/squeak/aubergines/docs/packageinfo.html
> On May 10, 2006, at 1:38 PM, Charles D Hixson wrote:
>> David Shaffer wrote:
>>> C...
>>> Again, I'd suggest an adapter class if you want to preserve the API of
>>> your C++ classes in your Smalltalk code.
>>> Hope this helps...
>>> David
>> Well, that's where I want to start.  Presumably in the course of the
>> translation I'll get a better idea of what the thing is doing, and
>> possibly then I'll refactor.  (I started off using the adaptor pattern,
>> but as it started getting messy, I thought I ought to check and
>> ascertain that this was, indeed, the correct approach.  While writing to
>> ask about it was really the first time I had thought that subclassing
>> might be the best approach.)
Hmmm....  That sounds like something a bit too advanced for my current
state of ignorance.  It's nice to know that the possibility exists, but
perhaps I'd best take things a bit more slowly.

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