[squeak-dev] Need some help to contribute

St├ęphane Rollandin lecteur at zogotounga.net
Sun Mar 8 12:57:39 UTC 2020


I have a change (attached) to submit to the inbox.

I do not know how to do this.

For some reason I have had a hard time convincing people that, really, I 
do not know how to do this - and as a result I have been in the (recent) 
past considered as a lazy bastard unwilling to contribute and expecting 
people to do the work for me (private communication, no hard feeling, 
but still not very comfortable, see what I mean E.?).

This is not the case. I am not (such) a lazy bastard. I would very much 
like to submit things by myself and not bother people.

*I just do not know how to do this*. Is that clear?

So today I would like to learn. This is what I did:

I read this post by Dave:

Seems comprehensive enough. Thanks Dave.

So I took a fresh 5.3 image and updated it. I filed in my code.

Then I did everything Dave says up to stage 3 B), where *I do not see 
the trunk repository* on the right. I do see the inbox repository 
though, the one I added at stage 2 A) to F).

So I select the inbox repository at right.

At this point, if I select on the left side the Kernel package and click 
on the "Changes" button, I get an error: 'Missing smapshot Kernel-mt.119'

And if I add the package Kernel-Numbers and select this one, and click 
on the "Changes" button I see a long list of methods. Obviously not the 
expected diff.

Fortunately at this point, in 3 D) Dave says "If something looks wrong, 
stop and ask for tips on the squeak-dev list." That I can do.



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'From Squeak5.3beta of 16 February 2020 [latest update: #19357] on 8 March 2020 at 1:07:57 pm'!

!Float methodsFor: '*People-spfa-utils-override' stamp: 'spfa 3/8/2020 12:52'!
closeTo: num
 	"are these two numbers close?"
	num isNumber ifFalse: [^[self = num] ifError: [false]].
	self = 0.0 ifTrue: [^num abs < 0.0001].
	num = 0 ifTrue: [^self abs < 0.0001].
	^self = num asFloat or: [
		| abs |
		(abs := self abs) < 0.0001 ifTrue: [^num abs < 0.0001].
		(self - num) abs / (abs max: num abs) < 0.0001]! !

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