Sources file missing information message strange

Stephane Ducasse ducasse at
Fri Jan 24 06:58:10 UTC 2003

Thanks john. My problem is that I want error messages that are 100%  
normal squeak distribution compatible ;)

On Thursday, January 23, 2003, at 10:57 PM, John M McIntosh wrote:

> On Thursday, January 23, 2003, at 01:08  PM, Stephane Ducasse wrote:
>> Hi
>> I'm playing a bit around to see all the problems beginners can have  
>> while starting with squeak and I notice that the message shown when  
>> the sources file is not there is a bit strange:
>> "Make sure the sources file is not an alias" is not really good.
> That's a hold over from the days when the macintosh introduced alias  
> files and the Squeak VM
> didn't know what to do with them. However that issue was fixed years  
> ago and most folks should
> use one source file and a dozen or more alias links to that file from  
> various squeak image folders.
> Perhaps you could change it to display what the current path is and an  
> explaination that we
> couldn't open and use the file, perhaps it has a permissions problem  
> or it's not a squeak source file?
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Prof. Dr. Stéphane DUCASSE (ducasse at
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  different? ... especially if, by doing something different, today
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