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

Hannes Hirzel 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.

--Hannes

On 10/30/10, Peter Hugosson-Miller <oldmanlink at gmail.com> wrote:
> The result you got is what I would have expected too.
>
> --
> Cheers,
> Peter
>
> On Sat, Oct 30, 2010 at 12:50 PM, Hannes Hirzel
> <hannes.hirzel at gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> 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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