[Pythonmac-SIG] NSTableView and NSOutlineView backgrounds

Drew McCormack drewmccormack at mac.com
Wed Oct 15 06:00:46 EDT 2003

>> Along these lines, has anyone ever 'hacked' the python interpreter to 
>> do smalltalk like messaging, with segmented names? I've been tempted 
>> to try it myself. You wouldn't think it would be that hard. Maybe 
>> just an extra stage to convert segmented names to underscored ones, 
>> the same way that PyObjC names methods. But I'm no python expert, so 
>> I don't know what would be involved.
> I've been thinking about it. And the nice thing is that "[" cannot 
> currently
> occur as the start symbol for an expression, and I think a NAME after 
> an
> expression is also safe, so adding rules like
> 	atom: '[' test methodarg* ']'
> 	methodarg: NAME ':' test
> should work...
> But getting Guido to incorporate this into the language is a different 
> story:-)
Sure, I don't expect the whole python world to switch to smalltalk 
method naming just because I like it ;-)
It would be fun to see though, if not practical.


Dr. Drew McCormack
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