[self-interest] simplicity

Brian Rice water at tunes.org
Wed Jun 30 14:35:08 UTC 2004

Slate has such an idiom, due to our general policy to collect and 
implement together all known good Smalltalk idioms (and some you might 
not have heard of because Smalltalk hasn't evolved to incorporate 
enough of the innovative library designs over the years).

Self doesn't even have a real stream library, so even more basic work 
has to be done!

On Jun 30, 2004, at 5:17 AM, Steven Shaw wrote:

> On Wednesday 30 June 2004 04:24, Brian Rice wrote:
>>> Anyone know if this idiom made it into Self and/or Smalltalk?
>> FileStream named:do: from my email is exactly such an idiom. Avi 
>> Bryant
>> cooked it up for this discussion:
>> http://discuss.fogcreek.com/newyork/default.asp?cmd=show&ixPost=1998
>> Self can do this in other ways, but this is the basic proof of 
>> concept.
> Thanks, Brian. I am aware that it's possible to do in Self and 
> Smalltalk (I
> certainly wasn't meaning it couldn't be done without macros - I am 
> familiar
> with the Ruby way). I was meaning to ask if the idiom had become part 
> of the
> standard library or a common library for Self or Smalltalk developers. 
> I was
> also struggling to bring the thread back on topic :).
> Cheers,
> Steve.

Brian T. Rice
LOGOS Research and Development

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