Isn't #displayString implemented in terms of #displayOn: the same way
#printString is implemented in terms of "printOn:"?

And in the case of String #displayString should return the receiver (it
is, self), so the following should be true.

| s |
s := 'Hello, ''Funny'' World'.
s displayString = s. "true"
s printString = s. "false"


On 10/04/2018 12:21, Denis Kudriashov wrote:
> Hi.
> According to the comment of #displayString it should be used as default
> textual representation of objects in the UI:
>     "While printString is about to give a detailled information about an
>     object, displayString is a message that should return a short
>     string-based representation to be used by list and related UI
>     frameworks. By default, simply return printString."
>     "asString should not be implemented in Object, and kept for
>     conversion between strings, symbols, text and characters."
> But String itself does not respect this message:
>     'some string' displayString " ==> '''someString''' "
> Is it bug? Or is there any reason for this?
> Best regards,
> Denis

Esteban A. Maringolo

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