> How about #descriptions which is a common naming for
> collections of anything ?
I don't like this, because you don't get a collection of single
descriptions, but a container of descriptions that is a description
(singular) itself (and accidently responds to the collection protocol).
with it, but I really do feel it should be a conversion method.
you want a component, you say anObject asComponent, when you want a
description, why not anObject asDescription? The description isn't a
property of the object, it's a different representation of it, a meta
It is definitely not a conversion method, the resulting description
is completely independent from the receiver of the message: it can be
recomposed, reused with or without any other model instance. What is
more, have you ever seen an #asClass conversion method to ask your
instance for its meta-representation (#class)?