Aaron Sherman skribis 2005-05-16 5:54 (-0400):
> On Sun, 2005-05-15 at 19:18 +0200, Juerd wrote:
> > Now:
> > Declaration Explicit Implicit $_ $?SELF
> > has $.var | $obj.var \ .var \ ./var \
> > has $:var | $obj.:var \ .:var \ ./:var \
> > Consistent:
> > has $.var \ $obj.var \ .var \ ./var \
> > has $.:var \ $obj.:var \ .:var \ ./:var \
> > See it yet? It's about consistency in the whole scheme, not the clarity
> > of a single element.
> I'm not sure I see that you changed anything other than changing "Old
> way" to "Now", "Your proposal" to "Consistent", adding separator
> characters between the columns, and removing the word "Implicit" from
> the last column.
Okay, let's try it differently, then:
Declaration Explicit Implicit $_ $?SELF
. | . \ . \ . \
: | .: \ .: \ . : \
. \ . \ . \ . \
.: \ .: \ .: \ . : \
> I think you're confusing the method glyph "." and the attribute glyph,
> also "." in the first and second columns.
It's the same thing. $.foo installs an accessor *method*. $object.foo
calls that method, it doesn't access $object's $.foo directly.
> > Note that it's not *implicit* $?SELF. "./" is a prefix operator that
> > calls a method on $?SELF
> That's picking nits.
In the process of designing something, every single nit must be picked.
Don't take it personally.