[Newbies] Efficient date parsing

Randal L. Schwartz merlyn at stonehenge.com
Wed Apr 2 21:04:59 UTC 2008

>>>>> "Ramon" == Ramon Leon <ramon.leon at allresnet.com> writes:

Ramon> Or more idiomatic...

Ramon> ^dateCache at: dateString ifAbsentPut: [Date from: dateString].

Yeah, shortly after I posted that, I remembered that. :)

Also, for the beginners. you need to initialize dateCache to a Dictionary.
the normal way to do that is to have an instance side method called

                super initialize. "NEVER NEVER leave this out"
                dateCache := Dictionary new.

When you save this, squeak will ask "I dunno dateCache", and you should
make it an instance variable.

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