[Newbies] Re: Recap: How to empty a collection
Klaus D. Witzel
klaus.witzel at cobss.com
Tue Feb 19 21:36:09 UTC 2008
On Tue, 19 Feb 2008 22:14:49 +0100, Blake wrote:
> I've been following this debate with some interest, but I think it's
> gone beyond a noob discussion.
> Is there a noob answer to this question? There ought to be. I'm sort of
> leaning toward:
> Q. How do you empty a collection.
> A. You don't, you replace it with a new instance.
> Q. What if you have references to the collection in multiple places?
> A. Wrap the collection in another class, and reference that.
Q. can I use #become: instead of wrapper?
A. yes but the pro's don't like solutions with #become:, it smells
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