Does anybody thought about having ...
ducasse at iam.unibe.ch
Thu Nov 18 22:01:25 UTC 2004
>> variable length argument methods
>> and default argument values
>> because this would be really cool to have that in Squeak.
>> Ok of course this change the language but we could get rid of a lot
>> of with:with:with: methods.
> Yes, we have been thinking about this. We had a script-level
> implementation in JIVE (methods with optional arguments) and would
> like to reintroduce them with Etoys2.
This is really nice in Lisp (and ruby).
When in Squeak? :)
I think that once the new compiler will be in the image we will have
much more freedom to experiment with Squeak bright future.
>> I also thought recently that something really missing in Smalltalk is
>> dictionary like classes
>> because we have named fixed attributes, variables unamed attributes
>> but often I would like to have variables (dictionary-based)
> Sounds a lot like "fields" in Tweak's object model. These can be used
> like named instance variables but are actually held in a dictionary.
May be I did not problem yet with tweak. But I really think that what I
describe is useful and help to code cleaner code. I think that with
the new compiler and what marcus is doing we can really get that easily
> - Bert -
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