On Friday, January 31, 2003, 5:43:08 AM, Tom wrote:

>> If I were you, I wouldn't be redefining such an important method, at
>> least not without damn good reason.  I see no reason not to simply add
>> your own:

> Guy & Gavin, thanks for the answer.

> Gavin, I agree that it's generally a Bad Idea to override important
> methods like File.open. The specific behaviour I wanted in this case
> was to cause some third-party code to search for files in a number of
> directories, without touching the third party code.

Fair enough.  When you perfect it, can you post the code so I can add
it to StandardClassExtensions/IO on the Wiki?  (Or you can put it
there yourself, of course.)

Cheers,
Gavin