[squeak-dev] [Meta] Boolean#asBit discussion. What just happened
K. K. Subramaniam
subbukk at gmail.com
Sun Dec 6 01:33:00 UTC 2009
On Sunday 06 December 2009 03:11:31 am Jerome Peace wrote:
> Why is that so?
Protocol? basic vocabulary? A method name does set an expectation and people
build up a working vocabulary over time. My early frustrations with Squeak
:-( were with statements like:
Morph new name
PolygonMorph new edit
asBit breaks the protocol of using asInteger to map an object to a number, so
it is not discoverable manually through Message Finder or automatically using
> Does anything need to be done about it?
> What would help reduce the confusion/ignorance?
Yes. Message name finder could support wildcard searches (e.g. "open", "open*",
"*with*"). It could present results sorted by relevance (say, number of
senders + number of implementors) to encourage vocabulary.
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