[aida] GIF Files

Janko Mivšek janko.mivsek at eranova.si
Thu Jun 21 20:20:47 CEST 2007

Hi Glenn,

Welcome aboard and thanks for encouraging words!

Glenn Swanlund wrote:
> Is there a way to create gif methods in Dolphin? I see a comment in 
> methods like "'imgs/fast/fast-archives.gif' asFilename contentsAsMethod" 
> which appears to be from VW. Your help would be appreciated.

I don't have Dolphin on hand right now but here is a String (not 
Filename) method from my VW image and I think it can be helpful:

     "return a body of method with a literal array with contents
     of that string"
     | input output |
     input := self readStream.
     output := WriteStream with: String new.
     output nextPutAll: '^#['.
     [input atEnd] whileFalse:
         [output nextPutAll: input next asInteger asString; nextPut: $ ].
     output nextPutAll: ']'.
     ^output contents

" 'visual.cha' contentsAsMethod "

> BTW, Aida/Web is looking very good. I see it is LGPL’d so adding 
> subclasses to the provided classes does not require those subclasses to 
> be LGPL’d as well, is this correct?

Exactly. Subclassing is kind of using a C library, IMHO, so LGPL is 
valid for subclassing too.

Best regards

Janko Mivšek
Smalltalk Web Application Server

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