[squeak-dev] Protocol extension proposal: Boolean>>asBit ?
cdrick65 at gmail.com
Sun Dec 6 13:39:19 UTC 2009
2009/12/5 Stéphane Rollandin <lecteur at zogotounga.net>
> yes, yes. But real Smalltalk programs have to interface with external
>> programming languages, typically through a C-inlfuenced ABI. In that
>> context it makes sense. I second Bert's proposal, true asInteger == 1 and:
>> [false asInteger == 0].
> why not use a brand new selector ? the purpose of getting 1 or 0 from a
> Boolean has nothing to do with an actual conversion, better it is some kind
> of an encoding, si IMO neither #asBit nor #asInteger are meaningful here.
> #as0or1 would do the job. and you could even implement #as0orMinus1 besides
> if you like.
I agree. Maybe #asBitNumber is a valid selector...
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