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[Help-smalltalk] Re: similar Directory methods, different behavior (was

From: Stephen Compall
Subject: [Help-smalltalk] Re: similar Directory methods, different behavior (was (no subject))
Date: Tue, 09 Jan 2007 01:53:31 -0600

On Mon, 2007-01-08 at 23:03 -0700, J Pfersich wrote:
> I have a question about the behavior of two methods in Directory.
> I get this from filesMatching:
> st> var2 filesMatching: 'test*' do: [:file | ( file name) display.
> st>                                          ', ' display.
> st>                                          file printNl ] !
> /Users/johnp/projects/smalltalk/gnu/, a File
> /Users/johnp/projects/smalltalk/gnu/testing, a Directory
> /Users/johnp/projects/smalltalk/gnu/testing3, a Directory
> and I get this from allFilesMatching:
> var2 allFilesMatching: 'test*' do: [:file | (file name) display.
> st>                                        ', ' display.
> st>                                        file printNl] !
> /Users/johnp/projects/smalltalk/gnu/, a File
> /Users/johnp/projects/smalltalk/gnu/testing3/testing3-file, a File
> /Users/johnp/projects/smalltalk/gnu/testing3/testing3-file-2, a File
> Shouldn't they produce the same objects? I mean either all files and 
> directories or just files?

The first one is correct; after all, a Directory is a File, and those
directories are "in" .../gnu/.  allFilesMatching:do: does seem like it
should call its block with a superset of those found by
filesMatching:do:, though.

Attached is a patch that implements this behavior by modifying

Stephen Compall

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