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

David T. Lewis lewis at mail.msen.com
Thu Jun 11 14:30:37 UTC 2020

Note to self: The #rawArguments method should be private, follow up
in a future update.

If anyone is getting ready to push something for System to the trunk,
can you please also move SmalltalkImage>>rawArguments to method
category 'private'?


On Wed, Jun 10, 2020 at 11:58:03AM -0400, David T. Lewis wrote:
> 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.
> Dave 

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