[Pharo-dev] Spec new release :)

Benjamin Benjamin.VanRyseghem.Pharo at gmail.com
Tue Nov 12 08:52:25 EST 2013


Then foo it :)

Both way are supported, so I do not really get the point of this discussion :)

Ben

On 12 Nov 2013, at 14:21, Stéphane Ducasse <stephane.ducasse at inria.fr> wrote:

> Yes this is what I did for the change sorter. I do not like this DSL like way of passing block over block over block
> over blocks.
> 
> I love blocks but methods are named blocks and I prefer them.
> 
> Stef
> 
>> biut that method can be written: 
>> 
>> aMenu addGroup: (MenuGroupModel new 
>> 	addItem: (MenuItemModel new 
>> 		name: 'Browse Full';
>> 		action: [ self browseSelectedObject ];
>> 		shortcut: $b command mac | $b alt win | $b alt unix);
>> 	addItem: (MenuItem new 
>> 		name: 'Browse Class';
>> 		action: [ self browseSelectedObjectClass ])).
>> 
>> and you do not have to declare variables for that (and is a lot better than using a block, IMO). 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> On Nov 12, 2013, at 9:36 AM, Benjamin <Benjamin.VanRyseghem.Pharo at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>>> One can just use an object too.
>>> 
>>> It’s just that otherwise, it pollutes a bit the method with tons of inst vars
>>> (and then you forget to use them :P)
>>> 
>>> Ben
>>> 
>>> On 12 Nov 2013, at 13:05, Esteban Lorenzano <estebanlm at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> On Nov 12, 2013, at 4:22 AM, Benjamin <benjamin.vanryseghem.pharo at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>>> It is not necessary better, but it saves you from having hundreds of temp vars :)
>>>>> 
>>>>> Ben
>>>>> 
>>>>> On 12 Nov 2013, at 01:49, Stéphane Ducasse <stephane.ducasse at inria.fr> wrote:
>>>>> 
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> Example:
>>>>>>> aMenu addGroup: [ :aGroup |
>>>>>>> 	aGroup addItem: [ :anItem |
>>>>>>> 		anItem name: 'Browse Full';
>>>>>>> 		action: [ self browseSelectedObject ];
>>>>>>> 		shortcut: $b command mac | $b alt win | $b alt unix  ].
>>>>>>> 	aGroup addItem: [ :anItem |
>>>>>>> 		anItem name: 'Browse Class';
>>>>>>> 		action: [ self browseSelectedObjectClass ] ] ].
>>>>>>> 	
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> I do not see the value of passing block to add element to groups 
>>>>>> why not the normal way i.e. passing an object. I do not get why executing
>>>>>> a block with an object is better?
>>>> 
>>>> he, I thought the same :)
>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Stef
>>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>> 
>>> 
>> 
> 

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