[squeak-dev] Squeak File Glitch
frank.shearar at gmail.com
Mon Jul 24 23:08:30 UTC 2017
Well, I'm glad you worked through your problem.
I would however suggest that you'd find less friction if you were to just
ask your question, instead of insulting the people you're asking for help.
On 24 July 2017 at 11:09, ReliableRobots.com <reliablerobots at gmail.com>
> To Hal Eden and others who got it right:
> Thank you. I got inspired with that idea after my email yesterday and it
> works. That means the original problem was all my fault, the misplaced
> bracket ] and looking in the wrong direction was also my fault. Thanks for
> your patience in walking me through the problem.
> I find in my old age some of my insights are improving but my eyesight and
> typing are diminishing. Here is a reward for your effort.
> www.theManChild.org I believe it is the state of the art in Christianity
> for the next few years.
> If interested, I'm hoping to write a Bible parser that can parse it like I
> do, which I think is the first step to real Artificial Intelligence. After
> all starting with the most intelligent book should go further than starting
> with an encyclopedia.
> On Sat, Jul 22, 2017 at 3:57 PM, Jakob Reschke <
> jakob.reschke at student.hpi.de> wrote:
>> I tried it, the file reading and writing works fine here (trunk
>> image). When the execution hits your #halt, the FileStream buffers are
>> not yet filled with any data. That is why you see only placeholder box
>> characters at this stage. During the first #nextLine, the buffers are
>> filled, so after that you should be able to see your data in the
>> stream variables.
>> 2017-07-23 0:06 GMT+02:00 ReliableRobots.com <reliablerobots at gmail.com>:
>> > 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
>> > 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
>> > tool and that did not work either. So I suspect it is a bad version of
>> > VM.
>> > I will try to locate an older version to confirm. It is amazing how
>> > commentators fail to even try out the code to confirm or refute my
>> > BEFORE providing commentary. Is that true humility?
>> > On Sat, Jul 22, 2017 at 8:22 AM, Frank Shearar <frank.shearar at gmail.com
>> > wrote:
>> >> 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
>> >> it can't even read the input file! Yet the File List tool reads it.
>> >> dichotomy in behavior might be covered by a preference? I know MS
>> >> 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
>> >> 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
>> >> it fears death. It is not a normal sound they make unless they are
>> >> eaten by a Python! I hope the Python people don't release code that
>> >> doesn't work.
>> >> I too am often frustrated by code that will just not work. When I wish
>> >> 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
>> >> code used every day, in anger, by thousands of people?" I am hardly
>> >> 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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