[squeak-dev] Squeak File Glitch

ReliableRobots.com reliablerobots at gmail.com
Sat Jul 22 22:06:49 UTC 2017

If this code is used by thousands of people, it also fails for thousands of
people.  I have had two Smalltalk jobs plus ran a Smalltalk SIG so I'm not
in need of humility on Smalltalk unless and until you can show me my
mistake.  I even tried copying the file access code used by the file list
tool and that did not work either.  So I suspect it is a bad version of the

I will try to locate an older version to confirm.  It is amazing how many
commentators fail to even try out the code to confirm or refute my
discovery BEFORE providing commentary.  Is that true humility?

On Sat, Jul 22, 2017 at 8:22 AM, Frank Shearar <frank.shearar at gmail.com>

> On Jul 20, 2017 21:14, "ReliableRobots.com" <reliablerobots at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> I ran this program and nothing happened so I added self halts and learned
> it can't even read the input file!  Yet the File List tool reads it.  Such
> dichotomy in behavior might be covered by a preference?  I know MS Notepad,
> the simplest editor now allows one to store a file in ones's choice of
> formats.  Does Squeak have a simple choice for input treatments that works
> in Win10?
> do
> "Read a Bible file, reformat for beter readability and html standards."
> | inPath ootPath inFIle outFile line words |
> inPath := 'C:\Users\Owner\Desktop\Website\Jesus Words\Matthew.html'.
> ootPath := 'C:\Users\Owner\Desktop\Website\Jesus Words\Matthew2.html'.
> inFIle := FileStream oldFileNamed: inPath.
> outFile := FileStream newFileNamed: ootPath.
> self halt.
> [(line := inFIle nextLine) notNil
> whileTrue:[
> words := line substrings.
> self halt.
> words size >0 ifTrue:[
> outFile nextPutAll: line, '<br>'; cr; lf].
> ]].
> inFIle close.
> outFile close.
> It is my observation that Squeak is the last gasp uttered by a mouse when
> it fears death.  It is not a normal sound they make unless they are being
> eaten by a Python!   I hope the Python people don't release code that
> simply doesn't work.
> I too am often frustrated by code that will just not work. When I wish to
> blame the libraries I use, I end up asking myself "how likely is it that
> the bug is in my code, written by a single frail, weak human, versus a big
> in code used every day, in anger, by thousands of people?" I am hardly
> humble, but this thought does help me at least try to practice humility. It
> is almost always the case that the error end up being mine.
> frank
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