[Newbies] Collection in Smalltalk

Herbert König herbertkoenig at gmx.net
Thu Sep 25 15:33:28 UTC 2008

Hello Randal,

Herbert>> mySeparators := Array new: 13
Herbert>> mySeparators at: 1 put: $- ; at: 2 put: $( .....
Herbert>> and so on.

RLS> You can just write that as a literal:
RLS>   mySeparators := #($- $().

actually yes but I really have 13 separators (ugly) and I may have
done it that way if it were numbers.

The first line even reads:
mySeparators at: 1 put: ' ' asCharacter;
so I understand the whole thing when I read it later. $. and $; makes
me stumble and $  is on the verge of unreadable to me.

Btw I just changed that to .. put: Character space.
' ' asCharacter is clear but it itches me to count the blanks anyway.

Details, details :-))



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