Multiple dispatch (Re: [squeak-dev] The Inbox: Kernel-cmm.464.mcz)

Frank Shearar frank.shearar at
Sun Jun 20 20:53:46 UTC 2010

On 2010/06/20 22:30, Frank Shearar wrote:
> On 2010/06/20 21:47, Brent Pinkney wrote:
>>> instead of the rather uglier
>> or, as it is used, the rather prettier:
>> selector: things
>> "a single Thing, or a collection of Things."
>> ^ thing asCollection inject: 0 into: [:total :n | total := total + n].
> Yes, that is _rather_ prettier than what I'd written! I'll remember this
> idiom.
> In which case, my argument in defence of #asArray isn't much of a
> defence at all.

I must be having a slow day or something. The idiom's nice & pretty... 
and of course #asCollection doesn't exist. So what Chris is saying is 
that this idiom is nice and pretty and we need Object>>asArray to make 
it work.


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