[Newbies] Private metods as my*?
bert at freudenbergs.de
Tue Feb 27 21:24:25 UTC 2007
On Feb 27, 2007, at 22:05 , Blake wrote:
> I'm trying to fill in the gaps in my Smalltalk knowledge and so am
> going through some of the free books (thanks, Steph!). Right now
> I'm looking at "Smalltalk By Example" where it talks about the
> absence of private messages. (I've run up against methods that were
> private I've needed so much in other langauges that I'm not a big
> fan of the concept, but that aside...)
> Anyway, it suggests using a my- prefix for privates and an fr- for
> friends (or "protected", I guess).
I've never seen a "fr" prefix, and seldomly a "my". To emphasize
privacy, "private" seems to be the most common prefix (just check a
There is also a private prefix that is even enforced by the compiler:
"pvt". It will only allow to send this to "self". This should only be
used in highly sensitive places, if at all.
- Bert -
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