separator character?

Zulq Alam me at
Thu Jan 10 11:01:52 UTC 2008

With Glorp installed you can use underscore for all but the first character.


Hans-Martin Mosner wrote:
> itsme213 schrieb:
>> Does Squeak allow any character other than 0-9a-zA-Z: in a message name? I 
>> want to exploit some naming patterns and could make good use of a separator 
>> character.
> At the moment, no.
> Smalltalk mostly uses the "CamelCase" convention. The underscore
> character _ used in many other programming languages had been used for
> the assignment operation (being displayed as a left arrow in the
> original Smalltalk-80 fonts).
> Squeak still support using _ as assignment and thus can't use it in
> identifiers. Other Smalltalk implementations have been using := for
> assignment either from the beginning (such as VAST) or after some years
> of customers nagging (such as VW :-) ).
> There have been discussions on the Squeak mailing list, but at the
> moment it does not seem to be planned for the near future.
> Personally, I would like to have _ available in identifiers.
> Cheers,
> Hans-Martin

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