On 1/7/07, gwtmp01 / mac.com <gwtmp01 / mac.com> wrote:
>
> On Jan 6, 2007, at 4:12 PM, Trans wrote:
> > Put together a proof of concept of Gary Wright's idea of using an
> > operator for send instead of a method. This also incorporates an
> > implementation of Ara's Pervasives. There are a couple caveats to this
> > implementation however that would have to be handled in any production
> > version.
>
> Interesting. Just to clarify: If my idea is worth anything it can't
> really be implemented via a redefine-able operator.  That would just
> change
> the area of concern from #send being redefined to #operator being
> redefined.
> I realize that Trans is basically just experimenting with syntax at this
> point.
>
> > 1) It uses >> rather then ->, for obvious reasons. So as it is, it
> > will
> > not work with a few classes that already use >> (unless they are
> > redefined).
>
> Well, I would still argue that << would be better than >> for mnemonic
> reasons but I understand that a lot more classes have << already
> defined.

Yeah, if we were to go the arrow route, you'd probably want

obj <- message and want <- to be something you can't override.