[squeak-dev] The Inbox: System-dtl.1277.mcz

David T. Lewis lewis at mail.msen.com
Mon Jan 17 16:39:05 UTC 2022

Hi Marcel,

On Mon, Jan 17, 2022 at 12:56:01PM +0100, Marcel Taeumel wrote:
> Hi Dave --
> +1
> Did you double-check whether it is safe to remove that interface on FileDirectory class???

I believe that it is safe, although a second option would be welcome.
These are class side methods, but they are effectively private in
the sense that they are used only for opening the source files. I
think it's more or less a matter of style preference if you want
to say this:

		openSources: self sourcesName
		andChanges: self changesName
		forImage: LastImageName.

or this:

		openSourcesAndChanges: self changesName
		forImage: LastImageName.

To me it seemed like delegating to class FileDirectory was a bit
strained, even though the code has been like that since the dawn of

BTW the easiest way to look at this is by stepping through "Smalltalk openSourceFiles"
in a debugger. Note that there does seem to be some kind of Windows-related
bug when you just doIt, but it seemed to work correctly in the debugger when
I tried it on Windows.


> Best,
> Marcel
> Am 02.01.2022 09:42:09 schrieb David T. Lewis <lewis at mail.msen.com>:
> See discussion at:
> http://lists.squeakfoundation.org/pipermail/squeak-dev/2022-January/218008.html
> Dave
> On Sat, Jan 01, 2022 at 08:47:18PM +0000, commits at source.squeak.org wrote:
> > A new version of System was added to project The Inbox:
> > http://source.squeak.org/inbox/System-dtl.1277.mcz
> >
> > ==================== Summary ====================
> >
> > Name: System-dtl.1277
> > Author: dtl
> > Time: 1 January 2022, 2:57:48.389886 pm
> > UUID: 4d975f20-d62d-4b7e-8abb-bc511d976834
> > Ancestors: System-mt.1276
> >
> > Look for the sources file in well-known locations on some platforms. For Unix, if not found in the usual locations then look in /usr/share/squeak and /usr/local/share/squeak. Hooks for other platforms may be added to SmalltalkImage>>sourcesFilePaths.
> >
> > Refactor to reduce duplication of logic in locateSourcesEntry and openSources:forImage: and to ensure that the full set of file paths is searched for stc compressed sources files prior to searching for regular sources files.
> >
> > =============== Diff against System-mt.1276 ===============
> >


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