[squeak-dev] The Inbox: System-dtl.1164.mcz

David T. Lewis lewis at mail.msen.com
Wed Jun 10 15:58:03 UTC 2020

On Wed, Jun 10, 2020 at 06:15:53PM +0530, K K Subbu wrote:
> On 09/06/20 8:03 pm, David T. Lewis wrote:
> >At this point, I am not trying to add any new features. I just want to
> >get the existing argument handling to work consistent with the original
> >design intent, and also consistently with respect to the various ways in
> >which a user might enter a command line from a terminal window.
> Dave,
> I wasn't trying to suggest any new feature. I got misled by the name 
> rawArguments. I overlooked its comments that stated that vm options are 
> removed.
> * could this be renamed into imageArguments?
> * we could use 'nil' to skip startup document.
> Both these changes will sync the selector with the comments. It would 
> also dissuade people from putting startup code in a file named 'nil' ;-).

The SmalltalkImage>>rawArguments method should probably be private. I only
added it to shorten the SmalltalkImage>>arguments method. But if it's
confusing, we can get rid of it, or just hide it in a private category.


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