[squeak-dev] [Meta] Boolean#asBit discussion. What just happened
eliot.miranda at gmail.com
Sun Dec 6 18:15:38 UTC 2009
On Sat, Dec 5, 2009 at 5:33 PM, K. K. Subramaniam <subbukk at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> build up a working vocabulary over time. My early frustrations with Squeak
> :-( were with statements like:
> Morph new name
> SmalltalkImage explain
> PolygonMorph new edit
> asBit breaks the protocol of using asInteger to map an object to a number,
> it is not discoverable manually through Message Finder or automatically
> Method Finder.
> > 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",
> "*with*"). It could present results sorted by relevance (say, number of
> senders + number of implementors) to encourage vocabulary.
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