[Pharo-project] [Idiom] 'myfile.txt' asFileName readStream contents
oldmanlink at gmail.com
Sat Oct 30 07:31:23 EDT 2010
Sure, but when you send #readStream to a String, then you'll always get a
ReadStream on that String.
Perhaps there is a similarly-named method like #asReadFileStream that he
meant to write instead (and that is just a guess, since I have no way of
checking at the moment)
On Sat, Oct 30, 2010 at 1:14 PM, Hannes Hirzel <hannes.hirzel at gmail.com>wrote:
> 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.
> > --
> > 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
> >> 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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