nicolas.cellier.aka.nice at gmail.com
Wed Apr 21 17:51:50 UTC 2021
on a recently recompiled spur 64bits VM I've got errorNoModification,
maybe because the optional primitive is missing?
On 32 bits spur VM though, I get the behavior that you described.
Le mer. 21 avr. 2021 à 14:54, Florin Mateoc <florin.mateoc at gmail.com> a écrit :
> Hi Nicolas,
> I did try it. After making sure a string was not interned, ( "Symbol findInterned: 'test123'" return nil ), I did
> | s | s := #TEST123.
> s translateToLowercase.
> Symbol findInterned: s
> and the resulting s is a Symbol and it is not interned
> On Wed, Apr 21, 2021 at 2:06 AM Nicolas Cellier <nicolas.cellier.aka.nice at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Florin,
>> did you try it? It should fail if passing a literal (ModificationForbidden).
>> I see that it's only ever sent to copy asString, for case translation
>> or converting lineEndings...
>> Le mer. 21 avr. 2021 à 01:17, Florin Mateoc <florin.mateoc at gmail.com> a écrit :
>> > Hi,
>> > While looking at some of the more exotic primitives, I stumbled upon this little gem.
>> > I think it's bad enough that it modifies strings in place (some of those could be method literals), but it even modifies symbols in place, without adding them to the symbol table.
>> > I would say this is a bug, I don't think symbols should be modified in place (other than by the #intern: method), but this does not look unintentional - apparently ByteSymbol class >> #translate:from:to:table: was added specifically to make the primitive work on symbols too.
>> > Does anybody have any insight into this, is this functionality (modifying symbols in place) used anywhere?
>> > Thank you,
>> > Florin
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