Fear and loathing of the "perlification" of Smalltalk
blake at kingdomrpg.com
Wed Sep 5 20:20:13 UTC 2007
On Wed, 05 Sep 2007 10:19:52 -0700, tim Rowledge <tim at rowledge.org> wrote:
> Gronk? What is clunky about a uniform, consistent syntax that has us
> a) name the recipient
> b) name the message to send to it
> c) name any parameters to include with the message
> Having a special case that lets you leave out the recipient if it is
> 'self' would be clunky, confusing and tasteless.
What's the point of having a context if you don't use it?
self position: (self position + newPos - self center) asIntegerPoint.
position: (position + newPos - center) asIntegerPoint
Yes. I see how that's not only clunky and confusing BUT tasteless. Worse
than combining plaid with stripes.
Here's another horrid example from the Wiki entry on the abomination known
valid: base bottom between: ligature bottom + height And: base top /
and here we see the oh-so-elegant improvements ST-80 makes:
valid := self base bottom between: self ligature bottom + self height
and: self base top / self scale factor.
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