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[Help-smalltalk] Re: Object>>#do: ???

From: Stephen Compall
Subject: [Help-smalltalk] Re: Object>>#do: ???
Date: Wed, 06 Jun 2007 12:23:29 -0500

On Wed, 2007-06-06 at 16:54 +0200, Paolo Bonzini wrote:
> You did realize that this is also subsuming
>      do: aBlock [ aBlock value: self ]
> didn't you? :-P

Indeed, it is the ultimate reduction of the principle initially
presented by Object>>#do:.

Though one might moreover expect

| arrayResult |
arrayResult := aMessage sendTo: {self}.
(arrayResult isArray and: [arrayResult size = 1])
    ifTrue: [arrayResult first]
    ifFalse: [arrayResult]

;;; Stephen Compall ** **
Failure to imagine vast possibilities usually stems from a lack of
imagination, not a lack of possibility.

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