John and Team,
now that we are becoming part of Seaside land, we'll probably see some more people taking a look at VA Smalltalk. They'll have to import their existing Smalltalk code and will surely find alot of little rough edges where incomaptibilities between the dialects come up.
One that should be very easy to solve is providing a class named Timestamp. I am not sure if the solution for this would be to simply register a global #Timestamp for the class AbtTimestamp (just like the String/EsString stuff) or if AbtTimestamp should have a new superclass called Timestamp. I think it would be cleaner to go the superclass path and puch most of AbtTimestamps functionality up to Timestamp. This would have twop benefits:
* Code using AbtTiimestamp won't break
* Imported code will have one problem less than it had.
I know there's DateAndTime and I know it's in the ANSI standard. But people do use Timestamp in other dialects, just as we use AbtTimestamp in ours
So what do others think? Would it be worth the effort? Would it be much effort (I don't think so)?