[aida] Class name prefix should be added to Squeak version?

Janko Mivšek janko.mivsek at eranova.si
Wed Jan 16 15:38:19 CET 2008

Well, I had a bad feeling that a name clash will happen, but not so soon.

Aida has most classes already prefixed with Web (WebSession, WebElement 
etc.) which is just natural for a web framework and you hardly noticed 
that. I usually don't like prefixes like WA and similar, they just don't 
sound well and spoil a natural language feeling of Smalltalk.

In case of Address and other in Party/Role framework, those classes were 
added later when VW already had namespaces and I stoped caring about 
such slashes. But now with proting to other Smalltalks we need to take 
care of them again.

So, I propose to rename just those classes to something nice sounding 
and not far from their intention, as it was in case of Web prefix. And 
the same for Scribo classes too!

Any ideas about how to prefix all those classes?


Masashi UMEZAWA wrote:
> Hi all,
> When I tried AddressBook tutorial, I've encountered class name
> conflict problem. There is already a class named Address in AIDA, and
> the tutorial also introduces a new Address class.
> In VW, there would be no problem, because of namespaces. But in
> Squeak, probably we should add some prefixes to all AIDA (and Swazoo)
> class names.
> This is of course a 'big change', but since we have prepared a brand
> new SqueakSource repository, it would be a good timing.
> What do you think?
> Best regards,

Janko Mivšek
Smalltalk Web Application Server

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