On 2024-02-11 19:54, Eliot Miranda wrote:

Hi Dave,

On Nov 13, 2023, at 9:33 AM, lewis@mail.msen.com wrote:

A Number should not respond to #asByteArray.

Agreed. Ignore my previous reply which was specific to the integers.  More accurately we could say "In general, a Number should not respond to #asByteArray. But for some kinds of number, a byte array representation may make sense."

Well put, and I agree.

I don't want to ignore your previous reply with respect to integers. It makes good sense when explained that way. I do think that the general notion of Integer>>asByteArray is a bit questionable, but a good method comment might go a long way toward clearing that up :-)