[squeak-dev] Need fix for syntax highlight of primitive pragmas

Igor Stasenko siguctua at gmail.com
Fri Apr 23 17:50:43 UTC 2010

here it is.

On 23 April 2010 07:36, Eliot Miranda <eliot.miranda at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Igor,
> On Thu, Apr 22, 2010 at 8:23 PM, Igor Stasenko <siguctua at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> i thought that to conserve the space, it would be good to use a
>> symbols for primitive name and module name
>> in my methods.
>> Since all of my native-boost enabled methods using same primitive, so
>> i thought that i can just put following:
>>        <primitive: #primitiveNativeCall module: #NativeBoostPlugin>
>> and therefore, save some space , since declaration like following:
>>        <primitive: 'primitiveNativeCall' module: 'NativeBoostPlugin'>
>> adds extra two strings to the pragma, which attached to method.
>> (What is interesting, that a first literal of compiled method, using
>> symbols for these names, instead of strings..
>> While pragma keeps original copies of strings, and therefore wasting
>> extra space, which i want to avoid).
> Look at STParserST80>>parsePrimitive.  Abstract the "self failUnless:
> currentTokenFirst == $'. self parseString"'s to a method or block and make
> them accept either strings or symbols and email me the fix :)
> Eliot
>> What i found, that syntax highlighting turns the rest of method's
>> source in red color (like if there is a parse error),
>> while parser is perfectly ok with such syntax, and accepts such
>> methods without any problems.
>> Moreover, its 100% safe to use symbols instead of strings for prim/module
>> names,
>> since they seem used by compiler anyways, and i even double-checked it
>> with VMMaker, that it can handle symbols instead of strings for named
>> primitives.
>> >From Interpreter's comment:
>> primitiveExternalCall
>>        "Call an external primitive. The external primitive methods
>>        contain as first literal an array consisting of:
>>        * The module name (String | Symbol)
>>        * The function name (String | Symbol)
>> so, a syntax highlighting is a bit annoying, and i'd like to fix that.
>> Any clues where to look at?
>> --
>> Best regards,
>> Igor Stasenko AKA sig.

Best regards,
Igor Stasenko AKA sig.
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