Hi Esteban. We have method #displayOn: but it has different purpose: argument is a kind of canvas. So it is not related.
2018-04-10 17:28 GMT+02:00 Esteban A. Maringolo <emaring...@gmail.com>: > 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" > > Regards, > > > 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 > >