Getting Library Stacks into Memory

Richard Gaskin ambassador at
Sat Jul 9 15:20:23 EDT 2016

J. Landman Gay wrote:

 > On 7/9/2016 1:39 PM, Richard Gaskin wrote:
 >> After all, how does one express an array in English? :)
 > "Egg carton". Devin taught me that while brandishing a prop at one of
 > our teaching sessions.
 >    put "abcd" into cup 1 of eggcarton "alphabetBlocks"

Conceptually the metaphor works well.  But in code I think we're all 
grateful for the conciseness of:

   put "absc" into alphabetBlocks[1]

Besides, as Mark Wieder suggested, if we were to pursue English-like 
patterns for that, once we introduce eggcarton objects we'd be obliged 
to add egg objects as well, and decide what a chicken object is.  And 
after that we'd have to explain to new users which gets initialized 
first, the chicken or the egg.

  Richard Gaskin
  Fourth World Systems
  Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
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