[Pharo-project] [Idiom] 'myfile.txt' asFileName readStream contents

Hannes Hirzel hannes.hirzel at gmail.com
Sat Oct 30 06:50:46 EDT 2010


Hello

Randal Schwartz writes in his blog
http://methodsandmessages.posterous.com/writestreams-of-consciousness-going-to-xtream
about streams citing Derek Williams   http://derekwilliams.us/?p=1411

He gives the following as an example of elegant syntax of Smalltalk

    'myfile.txt' asFileName readStream contents

This does not work in Squeak nor in Pharo.

It produces a ReadStream on the contents of the _String_  'myfile.txt'.
i.e. the ByteString with 10 elements.

Comments?

Regards

Hannes




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