[Pharo-dev] [ANN] Iceberg 0.6 released

Cyril Ferlicot D. cyril.ferlicot at gmail.com
Fri Oct 6 17:44:04 EDT 2017

Le 06/10/2017 à 23:34, Tim Mackinnon a écrit :
> Gosh - It actually work quite well to be able to easily browse code
> online in a more traditional format of seeing an entire class. Hopefully
> this leads to us being able to share solutions to common language
> agnostic problems.
> One small observation - I quickly grok’d the use of class { …. } (with
> the curly braces) - but given that smalltalk methods often have lots of
>  [ ] (square braces in them), I was a bit surprised to see that method
> declarations in tonal don’t use { … } (curly braces) to denote them, but
> instead use [ ] - which feels slightly strange given the class
> declaration above has. {}.
> Was it easier to parse this way, or is there some subtlety I missed? I
> would have been tempted to use  {} for classes and methods and [] for
> the protocols as this more closely matches what other languages do - and
> it might actually make it more easily readable for other programmers.
> Given we have to learn this new format anyway - I’d be prepared to give
> a nod to what others do…
> Possibly this observation comes to late - and maybe there is compelling
> reason to go the route we have gone - but maybe its worth a quick double
> check as its an exciting development.
> Tim

I cannot say for class, but the {} for methods metadata (as protocols)
is because it is STON.

Cyril Ferlicot

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