Typographic Conventions

Typographic conventions are used to call attention to specific words and phrases. These conventions, and the circumstances they apply to, are as follows.

Mono-spaced Bold is used to highlight literal strings, class names, or inline code examples. For example:

The Class class comparison methods return .true or .false, the result of performing the comparison operation.

This method is exactly equivalent to subWord(n, 1).

Mono-spaced Normal denotes method names or source code in program listings set off as separate examples.

This method has no effect on the action of any hasEntry, hasIndex, items, remove, or supplier message sent to the collection.

-- reverse an array
a = .Array~of("one", "two", "three", "four", "five")
-- five, four, three, two, one
aReverse = .CircularQueue~new(a~size)~appendAll(a)~makeArray("lifo")

Proportional Italic is used for method and function variables and arguments.

A supplier loop specifies one or two control variables, index, and item, which receive a different value on each repetition of the loop.

Returns a string of length length with string centered in it and with pad characters added as necessary to make up length.