[self-interest] value, value:, etc in defaultBehavior

David Ungar ungar at me.com
Thu Dec 22 16:43:21 UTC 2011

What is the value of 17? Or of 'foo' ? We thought it made sense that the value of 17 is 17.
That way you can write:  max: x = ( > x ifTrue: self IfFalse: x )
without square brackets. The value method gets inlined out, anyway.
After all, 17 knows it's not a block.

- David (from iPad, typos likely)

On Dec 22, 2011, at 8:12 AM, Thorsten Dittmar <thormar at me.com> wrote:

> Hello folks,
> I was always wondering why value and value with parameters was implemented in defaultBehavior and not in the trait block. Of course, that can make some stuff easier, but it looks a little bit like a dirty hack. Would be nice, if somebody can tell me a little bit the background of this implementation.
> thx
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