[squeak-dev] Selectors with underscores

Sam Adams ssadams at us.ibm.com
Thu Mar 11 15:02:39 UTC 2010

Please no!
That fundamentally changes the readability of Squeak code and makes all
future code written that way incompatible with other Smalltalks.
And besides, some of us grey beards *like* our assignment arrows!  ;-)
If you really want that then create your own language variant or maintain
your own fork of Squeak.  Its not that hard after all, I'm doing both at
present myself!

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squeak-dev-bounces at lists.squeakfoundation.org wrote on 03/11/2010 09:47:55

> Re: [squeak-dev] Selectors with underscores
> 2010/3/11 Torsten Bergmann <astares at gmx.de>:
> > Pharo allows you to use underscores in method selectors.
> > This is currently in Pharo 1.1 and not 1.0.
> >
> > Does that makes sense to have in Squeak trunk/Cuis too?
> No, this is *not* something I'd like to have in Squeak. It's a
> potential disaster in the long run where either we will be forced to
> standardize code in some way or live with a basic image/trunk/etc and
> very weird variable names mixing camel_CameANd_whAtnot beyond the
> usage of Glorp.
> o_O
> (how appropriate!)
> Ian.
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> http://mecenia.blogspot.com/
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