Redux Re: Questions On Proposed ANSI Standard DateAndTime

R. A. Harmon harmonra at
Thu Jul 9 22:16:39 UTC 1998

HI James Foster:

At 07:55 AM 7/9/98 -0500, you wrote:
>From: R. A. Harmon <harmonra at> (with possible editing)
>>>>Should the Duration>>#< message given an operand other than an instance of
>>>>class Duration generate an error or return false?
>>>Asking a duration of ten minutes if it is less than the color orange does
>>>not seem to be false unless you can come up with a way to make 10 minutes
>>>greater than orange. I would expect an error.
>>I'm not sure what you mean.  The color orange is always less that any other
>>object in Smalltalk.  See page 107 of "Smalltalk-80: The Language and its

Sorry about that.  I was teasing you.  All Squeakers note the statement
above is NOT true.  It sometimes gets out of hand.  Again I really
appreciate the help.

By the way, it's a great book.

Richard A. Harmon          "The only good zombie is a dead zombie"
harmonra at           E. G. McCarthy

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