> On 14 Apr 2018, at 13:46, David Chisnall <gnus...@theravensnest.org> wrote:
> Hi Tyler,
>> On 14 Apr 2018, at 00:03, tyler mclean <sonarsoundapplicati...@gmail.com> 
>> wrote:
>> Greetings developers,
>> I want to preface this question by saying that this project is
>> impressive. My question is, is there a way to access members of
>> NSArray or NSMutableArray like an array with the GNUstep framework or
>> is that a function that currently only sits with the current Apple
>> architecture of the language/libraries?
>> e.g
>> NSMutableArray *myArray = [[NSMutableArray alloc] init]; //This will
>> be an array of NSStrings
>> . . .
>> NSLog(@"%@", myArray[0]);
>> instead of
>> NSLog(@"%@", [myArray objectAtIndex:0]);
>> while this particular example does not create much bloat, repeated
>> need to access members can make code substantially larger than that of
>> it's counterpart on Apple's end. If so, what do I need to do to start
>> using this feature. Else if not, is there a plan to add this in the
>> (hopefully near) future?
> Your post reminds me why I hate the new syntax - it will generate exactly the 
> same amount of code as the traditional syntax, yet gives the superficial 
> impression of being more efficient.  As with the property accessor syntax, it 
> generates a message send using the same syntax that C uses for a simple 
> pointer arithmetic operation.

I agree with this ... the fact that we support this syntax does not mean that 
anyone should use it.

If you use the -objectAtIndex: method your code is clearer and more 
maintainable (minimising the chance of confusing C array variables and NSArray 
variables) as well as being marginally more efficient and substantially more 

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