[Seaside] Gemstone / Magritte

Dale Henrichs dale.henrichs at gemstone.com
Tue Aug 7 17:31:55 UTC 2007

One could use the same argument against our use of #description.

I think it makes sense for us to change our infrastructure to not use 
#description - we only have a handful of current users and one of them 
has just experienced pain with our use of #description - so changing 
will not be a lot of work.


Ramon Leon wrote:

>>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.
>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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