[squeak-dev] Re: Selectors with underscores

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Thu Mar 11 17:36:28 UTC 2010

On 11.03.2010, at 18:19, Ralph Boland wrote:
> I much prefer arrows to ':=' and will continue to use them
> in my private code as long as I can.
> However, I accept that Squeak is converting to the use of
> ':='.  But this conversion only make sense if the intent
> is to eventually disallow the use of  '_' (arrow) for
> assignment so that it can be used in variable names
> and method names.  Thus there must eventually be a
> version of Squeak for which an '_' is just an  '_' and
> when it arrives I will necessarily use ':=' (I already use
> ':=' for any code I release).
> If you don't agree with me then you should create a fork;
> and I will not use your fork.

Those two issues are independent. '_' is not an arrow, it is an underscore. This is an arrow: '←'.

- Bert -

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