Pipe syntax and the current methods
siguctua at gmail.com
Thu Aug 30 18:15:14 UTC 2007
On 30/08/2007, Yoshiki Ohshima <yoshiki at squeakland.org> wrote:
> > Since Pipes makes Smalltalk better at prototyping, Pipes gives me a sharper pencil.
> I think I know a part of your frustration. When you are trying make
> the idea rendered into the first cut of code, you really don't want to
> move the cursor back in the characters you typed and insert some other
> stuff just to make it compile and do something.
> Another approach to solve this problem is to make the editor
> smarter. I could imagine to have a some command-key sequence that
> puts open and close parenthesis around the *last* expression. The
> definition of the "last" expression may need a clarification but it
> almost sounds like "right before the last statement separater ($.)"
> would be good. With it, if you type:
> aCollection select: [:each | each isSomething]
> and then realize that you actually want to continue to write collect:,
> then you press a key combination and it enclose the above expression
> with $( and $). In this way, you don't have to change the language.
> For this kind of stuff, having three different precedence in message
> sending is basically two too many. That is why the lisp-mode in Emacs
> shines more than any other modes. But for Smalltalk-80 syntax, it
> wouldn't be too bad.
And then the only thing you need is to implant a chip into your brain
to be able read code with many (...) fast :)
> -- Yoshiki
Igor Stasenko AKA sig.
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