[Newbies] Confirmation when saving, from Setting up squeak on Ubuntu thread

K. K. Subramaniam subbukk at gmail.com
Fri Apr 10 03:46:44 UTC 2009

On Friday 10 April 2009 7:27:06 am Jerome Peace wrote:
> The most often encountered slip is to save a change set or a project in a
> new directory or a directory from which all other change sets of the same
> name have been removed. You get a Changeset.1.cs which you probably already
> have somewhere. This is not what you want but how do you know that's what
> you got?
It is, indeed, confusing for people who switch between Squeak and the 
underlying hosts to stumble on such 'impedance mismatch'. The File I/O 
subsystem is not one of Squeak's best parts. It has very set ideas about file 
paths :-(.

Squeak was conceived to be an environment in itself and not an application. So 
saving and loading is like exporting and importing objects to/from a remote 
file store. Object names will get mangled when saved on host file volumes. If 
you switch directories between invocations, Squeak will not recover 

Apologies for misunderstanding your original post,

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