[Pharo-project] WriteStream, nextPutAll:, OrderedCollections

Nicolas Cellier nicolas.cellier.aka.nice at gmail.com
Thu Jun 14 07:21:45 EDT 2012

2012/6/14 Henrik Sperre Johansen <henrik.s.johansen at veloxit.no>:
> On 14.06.2012 08:43, Igor Stasenko wrote:
>> On 14 June 2012 08:33, Stéphane Ducasse<stephane.ducasse at inria.fr>  wrote:
>>> Tx
>>> now there is a difference between adjustments and fully new API and I
>>> would have preferred adjustments.
>>> Stef
>> IMO, Xtreams design is simply superior.
> +100.
> I gave up on trying to mold the current Streams into something a bit more
> reasonable and still be backwards compatible quite some time ago.
> That other thread about Converters?
> Totally related. For example, you can't do what Sven did in the Zn
> converters without breaking backwards compatability. Nor could you do it
> reasonably fast in the general case, since fast string -> bytearray
> streaming works for some streams, but not for others. (which, I guess, is
> one reason why the legacy converters do string -> string.)
> IMHO, Xtreams would be a perfect fit to go with the new FileSystem as well.
> (using compositing on top of a "dumb" terminal)

Quite sure that it is highly ranked in Colin's plans.

>> But i agree, we cannot throw existing streams out.. too much things
>> tied to them, and rely
>> on using stream protocols. :(
> Well, one*could* try to introduce something akin to the Zn HTTPClient
> compatability protocol, strictly speaking what you can do with Xtreams is a
> superset of what Streams currently do.
> The problem is all the moronic quirks of the current Streams, and clients
> potentially relying on that behaviour.
> Cheers,
> Henry

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