[Seaside] sending messages in lists
Mon, 03 Jun 2002 18:25:29 -0700
Avi Bryant <email@example.com> is claimed by the authorities to have written:
> Ah, it's a fine line... what about [remainingTries: each foo]?
> [remainingTries: (each foo sortedBy: bar)]? Do you only allow that for 
> strings, or do you also allow it for something like
> <if sea:id="anyTriesLeft:each">? These aren't rhetorical questions, I
> just see danger ahead.
Err, Sir, don't know, Sir :-)
I some sense I'd love to see it ending up as pretty much pure Smalltalk,
but I know that not everybody is as single (simple?) minded as I am.
Maybe something of the form
ol _ OrderedList on: self practiceTests.
(ListItem id: el)
add: (Anchor id: #doPracticeTest: value: el text:'PracticeTest ', el id)
add: (self remainingTries: el) asText]
where build is sort of like collect but assembles things into the
receiver. Dunno, very off the top of the head. Prob'ly wouldn't work.
> I've even considered going much further down that road by changing the
> template parser to output sourcecode instead of an element tree;
That could be interesting in various ways, not least that it would be a
perfecly ordinary closure that would be amenable to dynamic translation
and going jolly fast.
The bit that bothers me about bindings etc is the sort-of hidden magic
about them; they're off to the side in a way.
Tim Rowledge, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://sumeru.stanford.edu/tim
Useful random insult:- Kept an open mind -- and his brains fell out.