[squeak-dev] Re: Selectors with underscores

K. K. Subramaniam subbukk at gmail.com
Fri Mar 12 17:33:07 UTC 2010

On Thursday 11 March 2010 10:49:30 pm 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.
IMHO, both := and _ are wrong choices. To be consistent with selector 
conventions, it should have been =: ( for assign:). But I guess it is too late 


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