[squeak-dev] Xtreams file handles

Colin Putney colin at wiresong.com
Sun Aug 14 07:01:28 UTC 2011

On Sat, Aug 13, 2011 at 10:42 AM, David T. Lewis <lewis at mail.msen.com> wrote:

> Normally a file stream would hold on to an instance of IOFileHandle,
> but if you give it an IOSocketHandle, it should still more or less
> work as expected (reading and writing should work, #position:
> would fail). Protocol is defined in IOHandle, and subclasses
> handle the differences between sockets and files.
> Of course StandardFileStream and friends have some issues, but
> hopefully that is what Xtreams is trying to address :)

Yup. It looks like we're not quite at that vision yet, but getting closer.


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