[Newbies] closing WriteStream?
Mr. Timothy C. Johnson
tjohnson at iwu.edu
Wed Nov 26 18:10:10 UTC 2008
Bert Freudenberg wrote:
>> Do I need to worry about closing a WriteStream? Currently I am
>> like this:
>> buildStatementFor: anObject
>> | statement |
>> statement := String new writeStream.
>> statement nextPutAll: 'bla bla bla'.
>> ^ statement contents.
>> ] ensure: statement close
>Not for an in-memory write stream no.
>Note you're missing the block brackets around [statement close].
>Also, since this is such a common task, the shorter version is
> ^String streamContents: [:statement | statement nextPutAll: 'bla bla
>Take a look at #streamContents: which does exactly the same as your
>code, but you can never get it wrong again ;)
Thanks. Actually that was (of course!) just an off-the-cuff pseudocode
I posted and not a copy-and-paste. My email client does not have a
syntax checker, unfortunately :)
#streamContents: indeed seems to be what I need.
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