Network+Files teams merge into I/O team

stéphane ducasse ducasse at
Wed Jan 4 20:46:27 UTC 2006

for VW we should pay attention not to reproduce their idea to raise  
an exception when Stream EOF (if I remember)
since I gave us a lot of trouble. I could asked roel the problem with  
got with that.


On 4 janv. 06, at 19:31, Cees De Groot wrote:

> On 1/4/06, stéphane ducasse <ducasse at> wrote:
>> Waiting for Flow or any other progress :)
> Flow is a strong candidate for the network side, indeed. For the files
> side, I chatted a bit with Tim and we think that the VW model is worth
> copying - it is good, written by a what I heard is a brilliant
> Smalltalk developer ;-), and it would increase compatibility with VW.
> BTW - for both issues I am very strongly considering a "burn the
> diskpacks" approach. Interaction with files and networking is minimal
> for the vast majority of code, so porting would be much, much easier
> than keeping two API versions in the image. We could carry the old
> primitives around for a couple of years and have the old stuff
> available on SqueakMap or something for people who insist on backwards
> compatibility, but I would need to hear extremely strong arguments for
> burdening this project with all sorts of backwards compatibility
> requirements...
> Regards,
> Cees

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