Squeak (file system & project structure) newbie questions
chris.schreiner at online.no
Mon Oct 24 16:59:13 UTC 2005
> Chris Muller wrote:
>>> Do people pause / resume there work in Smalltalk loading the .pr
>>> files or the .image files or the .st files (it does seem that the .st
>>> files only contain one small source listing)....
>> I think most Smalltalkers generally work in the same image
>> ("workspace") for at
>> least a few days or weeks (maybe months or years), saving and
>> resuming exactly
>> where they left off.
>> At some point, you may want to get a "fresh" image or an image based
>> on the
>> next version of Squeak (i.e., 3.9 instead of 3.8). The easiest way
>> to do this
>> is to "export" your projects (.pr) and code (.st or .mcz) so they can be
>> "imported" into your new image.
>> I think of images are more "personal" and therefore, import/export
>> also becomes
>> essential to share code and objects..
> Remember you can also save and file in the preferences so you can
> continue working with the system set up like you want it.
This has, in my experience, been very unreliable. I can save, ok, but to
restore it, when in a different image, squeak is guaranteed to complain.
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