[squeak-dev] Selectors with underscores
astares at gmx.de
Thu Mar 11 23:51:21 UTC 2010
Stéphane Rollandin wrote
Thanks for the long explaination - but I KNOW all that and
have FULLY understood what Andreas meant.
But my "Scoping? Why?" question was more a
- "Why should we do that, when other Smalltalk dialects dont?".
- "There is no scoping for this in others Smalltalk, so WHY should
Squeak artificially have it."
- "Why would we limit Squeak to allow it only to specific classes?"
- "Why should we go an own route again here?"
I stand my original suggestion/changeset which
a) either disallows selectors with underscore for the whole image
-> turn preference off
b) -> turn preference on
fully allows one to file in and use code from other Smalltalk
systems or implement the use case where you need an underscore
in a selector in whatever class you require
This would reduce the balkanization of Smalltalk (see ) a little
bit and allow for easy exchange and freedom in implementation.
If one really mixes "underscore assignment" and "underscores in selectors"
then I would rather see x_ 1 converted to x := 1 or at least x _ 1
Hey it's all code and changeable! Especially when we have tools
like RefactoringBrowser, Rewrite Tool, ... and a dynamic system
that is able to tell us where such code exists.
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