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

Chris Muller asqueaker at
Mon Jun 21 05:20:18 UTC 2010

My sincere apologies Brent, I completely forgot about that change-set.
 I did not intentionally dissect your implementation.

I've just posted an updated Collections package with the entire
original change-set that now encompasses the full concept.  A mere six
methods bring the same useful extension of ExceptionSets to any
object.  Objects may be concatenated, as in:

  object1, object2 --> "{ object1. object2 }

and, also:

  { object1, object2 }, object3 --> "{object1. object2. object3 }"

It flattens API where collection-arguments are concerned..  Useful,
terse.  Gorgeous.  I support this.

 - Chris

On Sun, Jun 20, 2010 at 4:10 PM, Brent Pinkney <brent at> wrote:
> Op zondag 20 juni 2010 22:53:46 schreef Frank Shearar:
>> 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.
> Actually, I wrote #asCollection and #asArray (and Object >> #, ) as part of
> the same change set to get decent collection semantics into Object.
> Chris - perhaps it makes sense to submit them as one ?
> Brent

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