[Newbies] Question on where the new method is define

stephane ducasse stephane.ducasse at free.fr
Wed Nov 15 06:20:37 UTC 2006

On 15 nov. 06, at 01:37, Mitt Cooper wrote:

> I'm very new to smalltalk and squeak.  I'm having trouble  
> understanding where/how is the "new" method is defined.

> I was messing around with morphs; I tried CurveMorph new.

CurveMorph new openInWorld

> Nothing happened so I started walking back through the parents of  
> CurveMorph looking for the method "new".  I got all the way to the  
> top (ProtoObject) and to my bewilderment... no "new".   I used the  
> method finder and found the "new" method in the Behavoir class.    
> How are these related?  It seems like something with a class being  
> a real object and descending from behavior, but I can't seem to  
> wrap my mind around that.  Any help and insights would be appreciated.

Have a look at:

in understanding metaclasses

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