[squeak-dev] valid characters for binary selector

tim Rowledge tim at rowledge.org
Thu May 30 03:17:26 UTC 2019

> On 2019-05-29, at 7:54 PM, Chris Muller <asqueaker at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> So is it okay / advisable to go beyond the original spec if it lets me?
>> I would prefer an interface that still looks like message sending in the first place. I suppose there are some cases where the parser (or compiler) let's you do something that might just be an oversight. I would consider "- at +" way too cryptic.
> Yes, I wouldn't ever use it.  It was just a test to see if the
> compiler would accept it.
>> That's the path you would be walking on if you follow that:
>> self ><>.
>> self »-(¯`·.·´¯)->.
>> self --------{---(@.


Of course, the burning question is whether unicode emoji char points are valid for unary/binary selectors? 
 foo 👈 42 🧛‍♂️ + myThing 🇬🇧 thatThing

ie foo := 42 vampire + myThing union thatThing 

Almost Smalltalk-72 ?

tim Rowledge; tim at rowledge.org; http://www.rowledge.org/tim
C++ is history repeated as tragedy. Java is history repeated as farce.

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