[squeak-dev] Copying the sources file

John M McIntosh johnmci at smalltalkconsulting.com
Thu Apr 1 00:52:04 UTC 2010

On 2010-03-31, at 3:59 PM, Levente Uzonyi wrote:

> IMHO #copyFile:toFile: shouldn't exist, it's just a utility method, totally unrelated to FileDirectory. It also assumes that the files are in "ascii" mode which is wrong.
> Levente

+1  In Sophie we replaced this with a primitive to which had the responsibility to ask the operating system to copy the files. 
The complexity of meta-data (security, dates/times, Access lists, stuff) on a *file* make Squeak's desire to copy just the bits rather 1970 ish... 
Oh wait pre that since it doesn't preserve the from file security settings either...

John M. McIntosh <johnmci at smalltalkconsulting.com>   Twitter:  squeaker68882
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