[Pharo-project] pharo vision

Stéphane Ducasse stephane.ducasse at inria.fr
Tue Jan 31 03:04:25 EST 2012


On Jan 30, 2012, at 11:48 PM, Henrik Sperre Johansen wrote:

> On 30.01.2012 23:02, Stéphane Ducasse wrote:
>> On Jan 30, 2012, at 5:10 PM, Henrik Johansen wrote:
>>> Going back to pure ANSI-streams as provided by FSFileStream is not really an option.
>> Can you elaborate on your previous sentence?
>> Because the underlying reason is not 100% clear to me.
> FSFileStreams are pure ansi-protocol compliant streams.
> No buffering, no optimization, strange concoction of the underlying primitives (like Nicolas mentioned, always pairing seek and read), no "built-in" way to translate using encodings, no other bells, no whistles.
> Creating such streams from the FSPath stream creation API makes little to no sense, lest the goal is to provide a simple API for accessing streams in a cross-platform manner, in which case I guess you'd leave the rest of the work to other non-ansi, but cross-platform libraries.
> Cheers,
> Henry

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