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Joseph Alotta
‘j’ size ==>  1

$j size ==> error.

Why shouldn’t the size of a character be 1?


Sincerely,

Joe.


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Re: size of character

Bert Freudenberg
On 23.05.2016, at 17:25, Joseph Alotta <[hidden email]> wrote:
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> ‘j’ size ==>  1
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> $j size ==> error.
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> Why shouldn’t the size of a character be 1?

Because it’s not a collection: #size is part of the collection protocol, but it doesn’t make sense to send #at: to a character.

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Re: size of character

Joseph Alotta
I see.  Thank you.


> On May 23, 2016, at 9:52 AM, Bert Freudenberg [via Smalltalk] <[hidden email]> wrote:
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> On 23.05.2016, at 17:25, Joseph Alotta <[hidden email]> wrote:
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> > ‘j’ size ==>  1
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> > $j size ==> error.
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> > Why shouldn’t the size of a character be 1?
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> Because it’s not a collection: #size is part of the collection protocol, but it doesn’t make sense to send #at: to a character.
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> - Bert -
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