> 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); >> >> 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 portable. _______________________________________________ Discuss-gnustep mailing list Discussemail@example.com https://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/discuss-gnustep