[squeak-dev] Removal of Web Browser Support in FileStream

Chris Muller asqueaker at gmail.com
Tue May 7 20:44:43 UTC 2019

For a moment I wondered whether it would be worth trying to move these
methods (along with the others associated with In-Browser support)
into their own package which could be externally loaded back in to a
recent Squeak to enable running in Browser again.  But I couldn't
think of a single useful use-case why anyone would want to, plus
perhaps it's not supported by modern VM's anyway:

   StandardFileStream privateCheckForBrowserPrimitives      "false"

Deprecation seems to be the right track for these methods.

On Tue, May 7, 2019 at 7:18 AM Rein, Patrick <Patrick.Rein at hpi.de> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> some weeks ago I asked regarding the support for running Squeak as a browser plugin and the consensus was to deprecate the code for it. While deprecating the corresponding methods, I also noticed some related protocols which build upon the web browser request protocol but are not used by anyone except for the also deprecated HTTPClient. My current strategy was to go ahead and deprecate these methods also. You can find the resulting methods in the changeset attached. Alternatively, we could try to convert these methods to a WebClient- or HTTPSocket-based implementation. However, without actual use cases in the trunk image this does not feel like it would be worth the effort.
> Any thoughts? :)
> Bests
> Patrick

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