[squeak-dev] Nuking OldSocket, OldSimpleClientSocket and HTTPSocket

Enrico Spinielli enrico.spinielli at googlemail.com
Thu Jun 17 12:46:17 UTC 2010

ok for me to replace *Socket with WebClient.

On Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 05:07, Andreas Raab <andreas.raab at gmx.de> wrote:

> Hi -
> I'm interested in doing a little assault on the aforementioned classes. The
> only reason for the existence of Old[SimpleClient]Socket is that they're
> superclasses of HTTPSocket which is a beast to get rid of since we need it
> for updating etc.
> However, with WebClient [1] at hand, we can convert HTTPSocket into a
> simple facade that just delegates everything to WebClient and in addition to
> having a better HTTP client implementation we could also get rid of these
> Old* classes.
> What do people think? Is there any value in preserving the Old* classes and
> HTTPSocket or should we try to take an end-run on the issue? Obviously,
> there will be some tricky updating involved so I'd like to get opinions
> beforehand.
> Cheers,
>  - Andreas
> [1] http://www.squeaksource.com/WebClient.html

Enrico Spinielli
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"Hear and forget; see and remember;do and understand."—Mitchel Resnick
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