[Seaside] Re: What do you think about Ruby on Rails ?

news.gmane.org mr.d.poon at gmail.com
Sun Aug 14 16:56:34 CEST 2005

Yes, but from the limited time I spent looking into it, it not so easy 
to execute  a program from squeak though. I got as far as loading the 
OSProcessPlugin before talk of using VMMaker got me thoroughly confused. 
Is there a simple guide on how to execute a shell command from Squeak 
that does not require me to compile a VM?


David T. Lewis wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 12, 2005 at 10:55:01AM +0200, stephane ducasse wrote:
>>But why because this is in XXX we cannot have it in Smalltalk.
>>I would like to be able to write
>>Directory default filesAndFoldersDo: [:file | Output show: file  
>>size ; cr]
>>and not manipulate strings as in python.
> <ot>
>   <ot>
>     Well, terseman is nowhere in sight, and somebody has to start
>     somewhere, so...in a Squeak startup script, to be run headless as
>     in "squeak -headless squeak.image file:///foo/bar/myStartupScript",
>     you could do this:
>         | dirStack stdout |
>         stdout _ FileStream fileNamed: '/dev/tty'.
>         dirStack _ OrderedCollection with: FileDirectory default.
>         [dirStack isEmpty] whileFalse:
>             [ | dir |
>             dir _ dirStack first.
>             dirStack addAll: (dir entries
>                 select: [:d | d isDirectory]
>                 thenCollect: [:dd | FileDirectory on: dir pathName, dir slash, dd name]).
>             (dir entries reject: [:d | d isDirectory])
>                 do: [:f | stdout nextPutAll: dir pathName, dir slash, f name , ': ', f fileSize asString, String lf].
>             dirStack removeFirst].
>         Smalltalk snapshot: false andQuit: true
>     I'm assuming that "Output" refers to stdout in the hypothetical example,
>     and of course in Seaside you would be doing something else, perhaps a
>     table of file names and file sizes I suppose. But as long as we are
>     this far off topic, what's the difference?
>   </ot>
> </ot>
> Dave

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