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|0005294||[tweak] Any||minor||always||10-26-06 00:20||10-27-06 00:59|
|Summary||0005294: Method #any is unintuitive and collides with common usage.|
Recently I had the pleasure of porting a large pile of VW code to Croquet and found #any to be a problem. In most code I have seen, and in an informal poll I conducted at OOPSLA, most people expected #any to return an arbitrary element of a collection.
I would suggest that #any be renamed to somrthing like #anyIn or #anyMatchingIn. These have the advantage of being more descriptive and syntactically they indicate that something should follow them, such as the #match: method.
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#all probably should be modified in a similar manner.
Looking in the Tweak code in Croquet, it looks like there aren't many places that #all and #any are called in currently.
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|Agreed. It's on my own list of things to get rid of.|
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In base Squeak, there is the method Collection>>anyOne that returns 1 arbitrary element of the collection. That would probably be a good choice for the name.
For #all, maybe #allOfThem ? Random suggestion, there.
|10-26-06 00:20||jdougan||New Issue|
|10-26-06 01:16||andreas||Note Added: 0007891|
|10-26-06 01:16||andreas||Status||new => acknowledged|
|10-27-06 00:59||ChrisC||Note Added: 0007896|
|10-27-06 00:59||ChrisC||Issue Monitored: ChrisC|
|10-27-06 01:55||ChrisC||Issue End Monitor: ChrisC|
|11-11-06 03:58||jdougan||Issue Monitored: jdougan|
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