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Re: [Help-smalltalk] [RFC] New Smalltalk syntax v2

From: Robert Collins
Subject: Re: [Help-smalltalk] [RFC] New Smalltalk syntax v2
Date: Sun, 25 Mar 2007 21:53:08 +1000

On Fri, 2007-03-16 at 09:52 +0100, Paolo Bonzini wrote:
> One other bit I don't like of Ian's syntax is:
>    ArrayedCollection : SequenceableCollection ( size )
> because it looks like it makes "addInstVarName:" hard.  With
> the proposed syntax, it would be
>    SomeClass extend [
>        | newInstVar
>    ] 

Well adding an instance variable isn't possible in pepsi at the moment:
you change the size of an object when you clone another - you can define
how big the cloned object should be by overriding the parents #size, or
by supplying size at the clone time.


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