[squeak-dev] What is the task of NullEncoder?

Tobias Pape Das.Linux at gmx.de
Sat Sep 30 05:34:41 UTC 2017

> On 30.09.2017, at 01:42, David T. Lewis <lewis at mail.msen.com> wrote:
> According to the update stream history at http://files.squeak.org/history,
> NullEncoder and friends were added in  1466EncodingFilters-MPW.cs by MPW:
>   Object subclass: #NullEncoder
>   NullEncoder subclass: #FlattenEncoder
>   FlattenEncoder subclass: #ByteEncoder
>   ByteEncoder subclass: #PrintableEncoder
>   PrintableEncoder subclass: #PrintEncoder
>   PrintableEncoder subclass: #PropertyListEncoder
>   PrintableEncoder subclass: #StoreEncoder
> According to SqueakMap, MPW is Mark McCahill (mccahill at duke.edu).

No, thats Marcel Weiher. He did a quite a lot Squeak/Postscript Stuff.
I CC'ed him.

Marcel, can you comment on the Encoder Hierarchie?
(Full thread here)

Best regards

> According to Wikipedia, Mark McCahill at Duke is this guy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_P._McCahill
> According to the method time stamps, these classes date back to January 1901, so probably actually 2001.
> Dave

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