[squeak-dev] The Inbox: Kernel-nice.1200.mcz

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Sun Dec 9 10:17:53 UTC 2018

Nicolas Cellier uploaded a new version of Kernel to project The Inbox:

==================== Summary ====================

Name: Kernel-nice.1200
Author: nice
Time: 9 December 2018, 11:17:42.830548 am
UUID: 4608ee87-5859-4132-918f-df0f71dcc07e
Ancestors: Kernel-eem.1199

Let's make basicInspect robust to crazy numbers.

With http://www.squeaksource.com/ArbitraryPrecisionFl.html
I can create crazy numbers like this:
((1 asArbitraryPrecisionFloatNumBits: 100) timesTwoPower: 1e100)

But then I can't print to decimal form (a bit too many bytes to be allocated....).

The problem when debugging such monster is that basicInspect is not basicEnough: it insists on printing the Number in the inspector title (label)!

If we invoke basicInspect, we generally want something basic. Even if we just inspect, having a label spanning more than 100 chars is vain...

So let's be robust.

=============== Diff against Kernel-eem.1199 ===============

Item was changed:
  ----- Method: Number>>defaultLabelForInspector (in category 'printing') -----
  	"Answer the default label to be used for an Inspector window on the receiver."
+ 	^ super defaultLabelForInspector, ': ', ([self printStringLimitedTo: 100]
+ 		ifError: ['<error cannot print this number>'])!
- 	^ super defaultLabelForInspector, ': ', self printString!

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