[Seaside] render methods vs non-render methods in components - convention?

Lukas Renggli renggli at gmail.com
Mon Mar 31 16:27:45 UTC 2008

>  I'm wondering if there's a convention for me to know whether I'm in a render
>  method (or something called from that) or not.  Do the experienced seasiders
>  follow the convention that all render methods look like:
>     renderFooOn: html

Exactly, and put it into a category called #rendering.

>  But what about the other methods?  How would you know if another method
>  is being called from a render method or from a callback, or maybe both?

Exactly the same pattern, call it #render([A-Z][a-z]+)*On: and put it
into a category called #rendering.

>  In other words, is there a convention for me to know if I can call:
>    aValue ifNil: [aValue := self request: 'How many times?'].
>  safely in a given method of a component?

You give it an intention revealing name ;-)

>  Should I put all callback support into a separate protocol category?

I mostly put these into a category called #actions.


Lukas Renggli

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