[Seaside] Gemstone / Magritte

Ramon Leon ramon.leon at allresnet.com
Tue Aug 7 16:45:02 UTC 2007

> There is actually a chance that #description gets renamed in Magritte.
> The conensus is that #description is too general and often 
> used for despritive texts.
> Cheers
> Philippe

This has been brought up many times in the past, it should have been changed
a long time ago.  If you look at senders of description in any squeak image,
you'll find almost all of them return strings.  #descriptor would have been
and is a far better selector, and it should be changed despite any existing
clients (the reason this long time mistake still hasn't been corrected).

A good reason to fix it is simply that it continually comes up as an issue
for any English speaking user, #description is far to common and far to
general a selector for domain objects to ever put it on as a meta selector
on object.

Ramon Leon

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