[squeak-dev] Extracing author information from Utilities

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Mon Sep 17 12:55:16 UTC 2012

On 2012-09-16, at 03:19, Levente Uzonyi <leves at elte.hu> wrote:

> I didn't remove the methods from Utilities because I want to deprecate them first, but before they are deprecated, the senders from the Trunk packages have to be rewritten.


We tried proper deprecation in the past and it were not that thorough, but we should try again. That is, move deprecated classes/methods into a "Deprecated-in-4.4" package and keep that loaded by default at least for one more release, but remove it at some point.

> Colin proposed that multiple instances might be useful, though I still don't see any real world use cases for it, but I'm not against not overriding #new.

The one use case I encounter quite often is temporarily setting different initials for generated methods. Might be useful for tests too. 

- Bert -

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