[Newbies] Where to 'declare' symbols

John Almberg jalmberg at identry.com
Tue Aug 14 01:53:12 UTC 2007

Sorry... probably 'symbol' isn't the right word, since as far as I  
know, something like #aSymbol doesn't have any value other than it's  
own identity.

What I really want is a named constant that has a value. Like  
iAmAConstant = 5. Is there such a thing in Smalltalk?

-- John

On Aug 13, 2007, at 9:43 PM, John Almberg wrote:

> I want to eliminate a 'magic number' used by methods in a single  
> class. I'd like to do that by creating a symbol that would be  
> available to all the methods in the class. Where and how should I  
> create such a symbol? I can't seem to find an example anywhere.
> Thanks: John
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