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

Nicholas Moore nicholas.moore at tsr-i.com
Wed Jan 16 16:49:24 CET 2008

How about simply prefixing with Aida -



Janko Mivšek wrote:
> 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?
> Janko
> 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,


*Nicholas J Moore*

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