[Pharo-dev] Should we always put application file paths into FileLocator?

Guillermo Polito guillermopolito at gmail.com
Tue Oct 3 09:22:42 EDT 2017


On Tue, Oct 3, 2017 at 3:18 PM, Denis Kudriashov <dionisiydk at gmail.com>
wrote:

>
> 2017-10-03 13:54 GMT+02:00 Guillermo Polito <guillermopolito at gmail.com>:
>
>> Could you write a blog post? :D
>>
>> - What is the good practice
>> - extending FileLocator
>> - managing paths in a platform independent way (what to extend for unix,
>> mac, windows, default values for unknown platforms...)
>>
>
> I am not sure about last point. I thought it is solved by FileSystem
> itself.
>

Nope, check FileLocator. FileLocator was actually designed for that, not to
be a "place holder" for paths.


>
>
>>
>> On Tue, Oct 3, 2017 at 12:52 PM, Denis Kudriashov <dionisiydk at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Ok. No objections yet.
>>> I will prepare pull requests
>>>
>>> 2017-10-03 12:04 GMT+02:00 Guillermo Polito <guillermopolito at gmail.com>:
>>>
>>>> Yes yes yes
>>>>
>>>> On Fri, Sep 29, 2017 at 3:58 PM, Stephane Ducasse <
>>>> stepharo.self at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Hi denis
>>>>>
>>>>> I like it!.
>>>>>
>>>>> Stef
>>>>>
>>>>> On Fri, Sep 29, 2017 at 10:31 AM, Denis Kudriashov <
>>>>> dionisiydk at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> > Hi.
>>>>> >
>>>>> > Many times I was trying to find "global" files of some packages in
>>>>> system.
>>>>> >
>>>>> > For example do you know how to find epicea session logs?
>>>>> > There is class side method for this at EpMonitor:
>>>>> >
>>>>> > EpMonitor logsDirectory
>>>>> >
>>>>> > Is it easy to find when you never look at it? No.
>>>>> >
>>>>> > Do you know how to find sources file? There is message in Smalltalk
>>>>> global:
>>>>> >
>>>>> > Smalltalk sourcesFile
>>>>> >
>>>>> > Is it easy to find? No.
>>>>> >
>>>>> > And there are many other examples.
>>>>> >
>>>>> > But if you read about FileSystem library. You know the common place
>>>>> where to
>>>>> > find well known files. It is FileLocator.
>>>>> > For example changes file is here:
>>>>> >
>>>>> > FileLocator changes.
>>>>> >
>>>>> > So my idea is to introduce kind of pattern, the good style, how to
>>>>> access
>>>>> > global application files: they should be in FileLocator as
>>>>> extensions.
>>>>> > Then it would be super easy to find files of any applications.
>>>>> >
>>>>> > What do you think?
>>>>> >
>>>>> > If it is good idea then we should fix current places in system to
>>>>> follow
>>>>> > this pattern.
>>>>> >
>>>>> > Best regards,
>>>>> > Denis
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Guille Polito
>>>>
>>>> Research Engineer
>>>>
>>>> Centre de Recherche en Informatique, Signal et Automatique de Lille
>>>>
>>>> CRIStAL - UMR 9189
>>>>
>>>> French National Center for Scientific Research - *http://www.cnrs.fr
>>>> <http://www.cnrs.fr>*
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> *Web:* *http://guillep.github.io* <http://guillep.github.io>
>>>>
>>>> *Phone: *+33 06 52 70 66 13 <+33%206%2052%2070%2066%2013>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>> --
>>
>>
>>
>> Guille Polito
>>
>> Research Engineer
>>
>> Centre de Recherche en Informatique, Signal et Automatique de Lille
>>
>> CRIStAL - UMR 9189
>>
>> French National Center for Scientific Research - *http://www.cnrs.fr
>> <http://www.cnrs.fr>*
>>
>>
>> *Web:* *http://guillep.github.io* <http://guillep.github.io>
>>
>> *Phone: *+33 06 52 70 66 13 <+33%206%2052%2070%2066%2013>
>>
>
>


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Guille Polito

Research Engineer

Centre de Recherche en Informatique, Signal et Automatique de Lille

CRIStAL - UMR 9189

French National Center for Scientific Research - *http://www.cnrs.fr
<http://www.cnrs.fr>*


*Web:* *http://guillep.github.io* <http://guillep.github.io>

*Phone: *+33 06 52 70 66 13
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