[squeak-dev] I was surprised

Bob Arning arning315 at comcast.net
Tue Jan 3 18:41:55 UTC 2017

You would find the error in that case, but

'a' = 'a' | 'a' = 'b' ifTrue: []

runs runs without error, although probably not the way the author 
intended. Just for fun I have modified my image to insist the arg be a 
boolean. Nothing unexpected so far.

On 1/3/17 1:22 PM, Louis LaBrunda wrote:
> Hi Bob,
> It is the same in VA Smalltalk.  The code of false>>| is:
> | aBoolean
> 	"Answer true if either the receiver or aBoolean
> 	 is true; answer false otherwise."
> 	^aBoolean
> This is about as simple an implementation as one can have.  Anything else would require testing
> the class of the parameter (aBoolean) adding a fair amount of overhead for what I think is very
> little gain.  I expect the error would be found soon anyway when the result is sent an #ifTrue:
> like message.
> Lou
> On Tue, 3 Jan 2017 07:17:45 -0500, Bob Arning <arning315 at comcast.net> wrote:
>> This has been this way for aeons, but it surprised me:
>> false | 'hello'  ==> 'hello'
>> Does anything actually depend on this being this way?

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