Sven I was thinking about the API
you could you have a variant of put: onStream: that put the printed
version of the argument.
Because this is what I thought it was doing.

Stef

On Tue, Mar 13, 2018 at 6:32 PM, Sven Van Caekenberghe <s...@stfx.eu> wrote:
>
>
>> On 13 Mar 2018, at 18:09, Stephane Ducasse <stepharo.s...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> I originally did
>>
>> addDescriptionMethodBodyIn: aStream forItems: descriptionItems
>>    aStream nextPutAll: 'STON fromString: '.
>>    STON put: descriptionItems onStream: aStream
>>
>>
>> and I get
>>
>> STON fromString:
>> [StringConfigurationItem{#propertyName:'title',#default:'my super cool
>> book'},BooleanConfigurationItem{#propertyName:'verbose',#default:'true'},StringConfigurationItem{#propertyName:'attribution',#default:'me,
>> myself and 
>> I'},StringConfigurationItem{#propertyName:'series',#default:'Square
>> Bracket Associate
>> Collection'},StringConfigurationItem{#propertyName:'keywords',#default:'Pharo'},FolderConfigurationItem{#propertyName:'outputDirectory',#default:'build'},FileConfigurationItem{#propertyName:'mainDocument',#default:'book'},FileConfigurationItem{#propertyName:'latexTemplate',#default:'_support/templates/main.latex.mustache'},FileConfigurationItem{#propertyName:'latexChapterTemplate',#default:'_support/templates/chapter.latex.mustache'},FileConfigurationItem{#propertyName:'htmlTemplate',#default:'_support/templates/html.mustache'},FileConfigurationItem{#propertyName:'htmlChapterTemplate',#default:'_support/templates/html.mustache'},NewLineConfigurationItem{#propertyName:'newLine',#defaultKey:#unix},SymbolConfigurationItem{#propertyName:'latexWriter',#default:#'latex:sbabook'}]
>>
>> I see that you pass via a string and me via a stream but I wonder why
>> with my solution strings where not escaped.
>
> You're sick that is why you are not thinking clearly ;-)
>
> This has nothing to do with STON, but with Smalltalk syntax.
>
> Say you want to write out a Date creation expression, then the following 
> (what you do) would not work:
>
> Compiler evaluate: (String streamContents: [ :out |
>   out << 'Date fromString: '.
>   Date today printOn: out ]).
>
> But the following does (as I did):
>
> Compiler evaluate: (String streamContents: [ :out |
>   out << 'Date fromString: '.
>   out print: Date today printString ]).
>
> You need to take the printed representation and turn it into a Smalltalk 
> String literal. If you just put it there, all the characters will be there 
> but the string will not be quoted, nor will embedded quotes be escaped 
> properly.
>
>> Stef
>>
>> On Tue, Mar 13, 2018 at 5:13 PM, Stephane Ducasse
>> <stepharo.s...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Tue, Mar 13, 2018 at 5:12 PM, Stephane Ducasse
>>> <stepharo.s...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Tx sven got caught by a flu... freezing in my bed.
>>>> I will check.
>>>>
>>>> On Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 11:01 PM, Sven Van Caekenberghe <s...@stfx.eu> 
>>>> wrote:
>>>>> So I guess that you want a Smalltalk expression that, when evaluated, 
>>>>> returns an arbitrary STON-ified object as a real object.
>>>>>
>>>>> Let's say you want to STON-ify the following object:
>>>>>
>>>>> { #firstName->'Stéphane'. #lastName->'Ducasse'. #note->'Look: '', that 
>>>>> was a single quote.' } asDictionary.
>>>>>
>>>>> Note there is a single quote character inside the #note.
>>>>>
>>>>> You can do that using #print: when needed. Here is an expression to see 
>>>>> how that works:
>>>>>
>>>>> Compiler evaluate: (String streamContents: [ :out |
>>>>>  out
>>>>>    nextPutAll: 'STON fromString: ';
>>>>>    print: (STON toString: ({ #firstName->'Stéphane'. 
>>>>> #lastName->'Ducasse'. #note->'Look: '', that was a single quote.' } 
>>>>> asDictionary)) ]).
>>>>>
>>>>> The Smalltalk expression then looks like this:
>>>>>
>>>>> STON fromString: '{#note:''Look: \'', that was a single 
>>>>> quote.'',#firstName:''Stéphane'',#lastName:''Ducasse''}'
>>>>>
>>>>> The double single quotes are Smalltalk's syntax's escaping, while the 
>>>>> backslashes are STON's. Yes, that is a bit confusing, but consistent.
>>>>>
>>>>> Is this what you need ?
>>>>>
>>>>>> On 12 Mar 2018, at 22:43, Stephane Ducasse <stepharo.s...@gmail.com> 
>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Hi
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I want to write a method that generate a method that when I execute
>>>>>> this recreates the objects that I STONified.
>>>>>> (I love STON).
>>>>>>
>>>>>> So I did something like that
>>>>>>
>>>>>> descriptionMethodFrom: descriptionItems
>>>>>> "self new descriptionMethodFrom: ChrysalConfigurationDescription
>>>>>> itemDescriptionForXX"
>>>>>>
>>>>>> ^ String streamContents: [ :s |
>>>>>>           s nextPutAll: 'descriptions'; cr.
>>>>>>           s nextPutAll: '^ STON fromString: '.
>>>>>>           s nextPutAll: (STON toStringPretty: descriptionItems) ]
>>>>>>
>>>>>> and I get of course something wrong :) because the strings are not
>>>>>> doubel quoted and the first expression is not surrounded by single
>>>>>> quote.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> And I could do it but I want a smart way to do it. I was thinking that
>>>>>> may be I'm missing something obvious.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> descriptions
>>>>>> ^ STON fromString: [
>>>>>> StringConfigurationItem {
>>>>>> #propertyName : 'title',
>>>>>> #default : 'my super cool book'
>>>>>> },
>>>>>> BooleanConfigurationItem {
>>>>>> #propertyName : 'verbose',
>>>>>> #default : 'true'
>>>>>> },
>>>>>> StringConfigurationItem {
>>>>>> #propertyName : 'attribution',
>>>>>> #default : 'me, myself and I'
>>>>>> },
>>>>>> StringConfigurationItem {
>>>>>> #propertyName : 'series',
>>>>>> #default : 'Square Bracket Associate Collection'
>>>>>> }
>>>>>> ]
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>
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