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Re: [Help-smalltalk] Including files

From: Mike Anderson
Subject: Re: [Help-smalltalk] Including files
Date: Thu, 05 Oct 2006 11:57:30 +0000
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Paolo Bonzini wrote:
> Mike Anderson wrote:
>> I must say that I don't think that the classes File and Directory have a
>> very clear idea of what they *are*, though.
> I agree, though I'm not sure if I want to break compatibility now.  If
> we get a 3.0 we could think about it.

Yes (although what do you think about a loadable package in examples or

>> latter case it becomes difficult to pick out '.' and '..' (since you
>> usually want to ignore them).
> Directory>>#contents may blow them up itself, if we are to change the
> interface...

Good point (I think I'll apply that to my 'comfort' package right now),
although I think there is a larger problem, which is that Files don't
remember if they were created with a relative path.


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