[Newbies] getters, setters, attr?
itsme213 at hotmail.com
Fri Sep 8 17:17:16 UTC 2006
> So this style doesn't really suit Smalltalk.
I was referring to the image-based equivalent I had outlined ...
Since you are in an image-based world with Squeak, a solution closer to
would be to extend Class with methods like
add_attribute: name rw: aBoolean
and invoke these directly on the appropriate classes. I suppose you can
extend the environment to put these onto menus.
Whether add_attribute and remove_attribute use an #attribute_dictionary on
the class and key off #doesNotUnderstand, or dynamically add/remove real
accessor methods, could be a separate design decision.
My (naive :-) understanding is that this kind of dsl-ish enhancement is not
commonly used in the smalltalk world. e.g. I could not find anything in
squeak-map to automate simple things like maintaining relations / inverse
pointers between objects. I'd be quite glad to be wrong ...
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