[ANSI-Smalltalk] re: array creation syntax (was: expressing method signatures)

Andres Valloud andres.valloud at gmail.com
Thu Apr 17 18:24:15 BST 2008


Can you provide a specific bit of code?

Andres.

On Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 1:26 PM, Damien Pollet <damien.pollet at gmail.com>
wrote:

> 2008/3/22 Andres Valloud <andres.valloud at gmail.com>:
> > I think something that is being left unaddressed is whether using
> literal
> > arrays that allow code expressions (e.g.: the brace syntax in Squeak) is
> a
> > good practice or not.  In my experience, I have not felt the need for
> such
> > things, but maybe I have not been exposed to particular circumstances in
> > which they become useful.  Does anybody have some slam dunk examples
> that
> > can be shared so that we can evaluate this better?
>
> I find them useful for domain-specific languages, i.e. you want to
> pass multiple runtime values to a method while making it look like a
> keyword followed by a list. Cascade is the alternative but then you
> need to keep track of state in the receiver, and an additional message
> if you want a final treatment after all values are passed.
>
> --
> Damien Pollet
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