[Pharo-dev] Refactoring File Package

Sven Van Caekenberghe sven at stfx.eu
Fri Jun 5 12:29:53 EDT 2015

> On 05 Jun 2015, at 18:20, stepharo <stepharo at free.fr> wrote:
> Sven
> we were talking about splitting your package into two parts :)
> Would you be ok to get the basic encoders in a separate package?

Zinc-Character-Encoding is already a separate package, it depends on nothing.
Zinc-Resource-Meta is next up (containing URL and Mime-Type).
Both are completely independent of any HTTP stuff.
All this is by design.

You probably mean that you want a separate config ? Right now they are just a groups.

> We were also thinking that NullEncoder could be called AsciiEncoder?

Maybe, maybe not, let me think about that a bit.

> Stef
>>> On 05 Jun 2015, at 18:09, Damien Cassou <damien.cassou at inria.fr> wrote:
>>> Guillermo Polito <guillermopolito at gmail.com> writes:
>>>> Well, I made a cleaner implementation at the side with
>>>> - a simple File object that is a sequential File as we all know
>>>> - a binary File stream on top of it that is composable with Zn encoders and
>>>> other decorators
>>>> - a new interface to access Stdio streams
>>> that's really good news Guillermo.
>> Yes it is (need time to look at this in detail)
>>> Is it ok to make File reading depend
>>> on Zinc? This sounds strange. Wouldn't that make bootstrapping harder?
>> It does not depend on the HTTP part, but on the Encoding part below it, so that should be OK.
>>> -- 
>>> Damien Cassou
>>> http://damiencassou.seasidehosting.st
>>> "Success is the ability to go from one failure to another without
>>> losing enthusiasm." --Winston Churchill

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