[Biococoa-dev] BCSymbol flexibility

Philipp Seibel biococoa at bioworxx.com
Tue Apr 5 11:28:00 EDT 2005

Am 05.04.2005 um 17:17 schrieb John Timmer:

> Just wanted to confirm something that I can do in about 5 minutes is a 
> good
> idea before doing it:
> Part of the point of making the symbol definitions .plists was that 
> they'd
> be extremely easy to extend.  For performance reasons, so far we've 
> simply
> added ivars for everything in the .plist, but that may not be 
> necessary in
> all cases.  For some cases, or for convenience, it may be worthwhile to
> simply leave some information stored in the dictionary that's used to
> initialize the symbol.
> Right now, however, to get access to that information, a user would 
> have to
> grab the dictionary, then query it directly.  It seems a better idea to
> simply add a "valueForKey:" method to BCSymbol, and use that to return 
> the
> value out of the dictionary.

i agree, but this has to be well documented ;-)


> Does anyone think that doing so is a bad idea?
> JT
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Philipp Seibel

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