[squeak-dev] Re: Can i has underscores? :)

Igor Stasenko siguctua at gmail.com
Wed Apr 14 22:10:54 UTC 2010

On 15 April 2010 00:38, Juan Vuletich <juan at jvuletich.org> wrote:
> Hi Igor,
> So, what you want is:
> Igor Stasenko wrote:
>> ... i see a following benefits:
>>  - better interoperability with other languages (most modern languages
>> using underscores in identifiers)
> You already have that, just turn on the preference. There are a few issues
> left, today I sent some fixes for those, in a message that was ignored.
it was not ignored. Not by me :) I downloaded your code once i seen
the message and want to try it out later.
But it is probably will not be integrated before release, so that's
why i think it was not attracted much attention.

>>  - better visual appearance of source code (seeing a := b is a way
>> better than seeing a _ b )
> You always had that.
Not always. There are still a lot of old code in sources, which using
underscore assignments.
I'd prefer to never stumble over that again :)

> So, what is missing? The import filter to convert existing code to suit your
> taste; the one you're not programming because it is not that important for
> you? Something else?

It is not about my taste, it is about a decision i have to make,
what code to generate with my OpenGL stuff. Either use underscores freely or
collapse them and let users to deal with consequences and with
inability to have 1:1
correspondence with OpenGL identifiers.
Try read this one:
and this:

Yes, these names are ugly as C is. But that's not the point.
The point is, that OpenGL is a widely adopted standard, which i like
to bring to Squeak.
And it is obvious to me, that retaining an original formatting is
better for any potential user.

> Cheers,
> Juan Vuletich

Best regards,
Igor Stasenko AKA sig.

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