[ANSI-Smalltalk] re: array creation syntax

Andres Valloud andres.valloud at gmail.com
Tue Apr 22 20:13:18 BST 2008


I think that in the context of a standard, it will be easier to consider
things that are well established in a large fraction of the Smalltalks in
existence.

Andres.

On Mon, Apr 21, 2008 at 10:11 PM, Paolo Bonzini <bonzini at gnu.org> wrote:

>
>      Set from:  a. b. c. d
> >
>
> So . (which is not Smalltalk, but I'll grant this) would define something
> like a cons cell, and #from: would transform it back to a Collection?
>
>  The Strength of Smalltalk has always been that you can
> > do so much with its STANDARD library, with a very simple syntax.
> >
>
> Sure, but don't let this constrain you.  I think Array constructor syntax
> is more compelling than Character literals, to name one thing.
>
> Paolo
>
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