[Newbies] Passing arguments to squeak image

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Thu May 17 12:53:30 UTC 2007

On May 17, 2007, at 14:45 , subbukk wrote:

> On Thursday 17 May 2007 4:38 pm, Bert Freudenberg wrote:
>> You can pass an empty argument as first option after the image name
>> followed by your other arguments, or deactivate the launcher in your
>> image.
>         squeak squeak.image /dev/null arg1 bag arg2 of arg3 of chips
> results in error[1].  But
>         squeak squeak.image '' arg1 .....
> and then printing "SmalltalkImage current extractParameters" gives:
>  a Dictionary('ARG1'->'bag' 'ARG2'->'of' 'ARG3'->'chips' )
> The first case fails because String>>unzipped doesn't check for  
> isEmptyOrNil
> on self. With the patch:
>   self isEmptyOrNil ifTrue: [^''].
> the first line works as expected.

The first case should not fail silently. The error is on purpose  
(though it might be more meaningful).

- Bert -

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