[Pharo-project] [Idiom] 'myfile.txt' asFileName readStream contents
hannes.hirzel at gmail.com
Sat Oct 30 07:14:57 EDT 2010
Surely, but not what Randal implies in terms of streams I suppose....
The idiom implies that a file stream is created and that I get the
content of a file -- not the content of the file name.
On 10/30/10, Peter Hugosson-Miller <oldmanlink at gmail.com> wrote:
> The result you got is what I would have expected too.
> On Sat, Oct 30, 2010 at 12:50 PM, Hannes Hirzel
> <hannes.hirzel at gmail.com>wrote:
>> Randal Schwartz writes in his blog
>> 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.
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