[squeak-dev] Move Chronology out of Kernel and into its own Chronology package (was: trunk thinks its tomorrow)

David T. Lewis lewis at mail.msen.com
Thu Feb 18 16:51:54 UTC 2016

Hi Chris,

This was something I did last year:


I would like to be able to share this so folks can review the code. I'd
prefer to be able to do that with Monticello, which is not practical with
the current package structure.


> On Wed, Feb 17, 2016 at 7:33 PM, David T. Lewis <lewis at mail.msen.com>
> wrote:
>> I would like to move Chronology from 'Kernel-Chronology' to a new
>> package
>> called 'Chronology', and move 'KernelTests-Chronology' to a new package
>> called 'Tests-Chronology'.
>> Rationale:
>> - Chronology is a large package that is functionally separable from the
>> rest of the things in Kernel.
> It's not that big.  It includes Date and Time, which are part of base
> Smalltalk-80.  How you going to extricate those from Chronology?
>> - I have a UTC based variation of Chronology that addresses a number of
>> issues that I think may be of long term benefit, and that prevent the
>> kinds
>> of issues that we are currently seeing in trunk. I would like to offer
>> this
>> for review in the inbox, but that is not practical with the current
>> packaging.
> Chronology has proved its usefulness in a wide variety of
> applications.  I have no issues with it.  What issues are you
> attempting to address with your UTC based variation?
>> Would anyone object to this change to package structure?
> I really think Date and Time and possibly even DateAndTime are part of
> Kernel Smalltalk-80.  I think it would be nice to know what it is
> you're really trying to accomplish with your UTC variation..
> Incidentally, if you do go down this road, the standard that most
> packages following these days are hierarchical names; Chronology-Core
> and Chronology-Tests.

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