The assignment character in 3.9 and onward
chris at funkyobjects.org
Wed Jun 7 17:55:22 UTC 2006
> .. It strikes me as being almost self-evident
> that one would want to be in synch with other Smalltalks with respect
> to syntax.
Sorry, its not evident to me, can you be more explicit. Every
left-arrow assignment I type these days has me all "worried" that I'm
creating some sort of unknown painful consequence for myself in the
I'm trying to make myself believe its SO important that I retrain
myself to go BACK to := so that I will, in fact, bite the bullet and do
it. Can you help me make the jump?
It's not important for porting to other Smalltalks, since a trivial
script can do the transformation. I'm not too concerned about someone
getting confused by the code since it would be obvious very quickly
what it is..
So far, all I'm coming up with is pretty much one of those "consistency
for consistency's sake" type of arguments..
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