[squeak-dev] FileDirectory fails

Tobias Pape Das.Linux at gmx.de
Sun Jun 14 13:34:59 UTC 2020

> On 14.06.2020, at 12:50, K K Subbu <kksubbu.ml at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 14/06/20 1:19 pm, K K Subbu wrote:
>> On the other hand, the path 'SourcesV50.sources' is incomplete (dirname missing) and should not be passed to plugin. The image has to resolve this file in imagePath, vmPath or getcwd() directories before passing it to the plugin.
> On thinking further, I feel path name completion (fullPathFor:) is best delegated to plugin since the specific set of paths to lookup are platform-specific. For legacy plugins, the image can fallback to the first valid path in the list {name, imagePath/name or vmPath/name}.
> FileDirectory should just be a tuple (container, entry). A FileDirectory instance is a directory if its entry is a directory or a file otherwise. A root is a directory with empty strings for both.
> Does this proposal make sense?

There are several layers actually.
I think while not completely nice, the Primitive part is ok-ish.
The FileDirectory-Abstraction is a bit due for refurbishment, but the FileSystem-project is  due for Trunk-merge a while now, right?

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