[Pharo-project] Fwd: about setting and preference.

Alain Plantec alain.plantec at free.fr
Mon Sep 21 08:26:00 EDT 2009

Hi all,
I've changed the new setting implementation.
The new proposition is attached.
I think that this  implementation is in sync with Lukas remarks;
and yes, I think it is much better now, thanks!
I also removed PragmaHandler and SettingHandler classes as Stephane 
It temporarily includes several (stupid) examples for testing purpose.
Comments have not yet been changed.
I will do it asap.
Remarks, comments etc are welcome.

Lukas Renggli a écrit :
>> - A setting with value is an instance of SettingValue or of one of its
>> subclasses. Such a setting holds a useful global system parameter and
>> is made persistent: it is stored in a class variable which is
>> initialized by the method that declares the setting.
> I think the problem with this proposal is that it mixes the model (the
> value of the setting) and the meta-model (the model of the setting).
> This is problematic because then all code depends on the settings
> package and when reading/writing settings application code must be
> aware of the indirection introduced through the setting.
> Why isn't a setting simply a variable local to the package, and the
> setting-description a separate object (method) that can also be
> packaged separately?
> Lukas

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