[Glass] Metacello: getting more info on a project

Dale Henrichs via Glass glass at lists.gemtalksystems.com
Fri Dec 22 08:44:47 PST 2017

On 12/21/17 10:40 PM, Iwan Vosloo via Glass wrote:
> On 11/12/2017 22:00, Dale Henrichs via Glass wrote:
>> I understand and reflecting on this I realize that I was probably 
>> thinking about the general case where you might want to ask the 
>> question: "what groups are there for the Seaside project for 
>> Pharo6.1" ... while in GemStone ... if you narrow the scope of the 
>> question to: "what groups are available for the platform I'm running 
>> on" ... then I think it is not that difficult to supply a workspace 
>> to produce the list of groups available for the current platform 
>> given a BaselineOf:
>>    | project groupNames |
>>    project := BaselineOfMetacello new project.
>>    groupNames := Set new.
>>    (project map at: 'baseline') spec
>>      specListProjectDo: [ :projectSpec |  ]
>>      packageDo: [ :packageSpec |  ]
>>      groupDo: [ :groupSpec | groupNames add: groupSpec name ].
>>    groupNames
>> you can see that it is possible to garner information about the names 
>> of dependent projects and packages as well ...
> Ok, thanks Dale, that is useful.  Funny, I would have thought that the 
> concept of which groups a project "exposes" (if that is the right 
> terminology) should be the same regardless of platform?
Haha, there aren't any notion of pre-conceived structure in Metacello. 
It is up to the maintainers of projects to define and enforce structure.


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