[Pharo-users] CommandLineHandler surprises
jlhouchin at gmail.com
Wed Jan 27 13:59:44 EST 2016
I am reading the Deep Into Pharo book. I have been playing with the
CommandLineHandler. I have been surprised by some of its behavior.
Though I have used Pharo a long time. I have not played with it from the
command line. I am a very long time Linux user and am very comfortable
on the command line.
When according to the book I execute:
./pharo Pharo.image --list
It will provide me with a list of the available handlers.
I did not expect it to open up an image for me. That is not what I
expected or wanted. I did not intend to use an image at this time. I am
on the command line and expecting to see results there. Not for a new
window to pop up.
As of yet I have always opened up Pharo on the command line. I have yet
to use PharoLauncher, but do intend to do so soon. So I am comfortable
with Pharo opening up a new window and image from the command line.
However it is very unintuitive and seemingly unnecessary to open up an
image for these command line handlers. I naively think they should
simply return the results. Now if that requires opening a headless image
for a moment and close, then fine.
Some other handlers I do not know if opening an image is the correct
default. I have not spent the time learning them yet.
Thanks. Shalom Aleichem.
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