[Newbies] invoking a *class* method from a workspace

subbukk subbukk at gmail.com
Mon Jun 4 17:40:47 UTC 2007

On Sunday 27 May 2007 9:44 pm, Bert Freudenberg wrote:
> There is a difference between "class variables" (which are like
> "static" variables in other systems, so they get their fare share of
> use) and "class instance variables" (very rarely used indeed). You
> see "class instance variables" only when you switch the browser to
> the class side. "Class instance variables" have a different value in
> each subclass and are private to the class-side. Hence they are not
> global and have lower-case names.
Thank you for explaining this in detail. I missed the fact that instance 
variables listed by browser on the class side are different from those on the 
instance. If I understood this correctly:
 (class instance) variables - variables global to all objects instantiated 
from a class

 class (instance variable) - instance variable of the class (treated as an 
object and therefore visible only to its methods and methods in its 

BTW, I used the code below to inspect classes with explicit CIVs:
(Smalltalk values select: [ :c |
		(c isKindOf: Class) and: [c class allInstVarNames size > 13 ] ])
			collect: [ :d | { d . d class allInstVarNames size} ]

but this gave me classes that inherit them too. Is there a way to tease out 
classes that  *define* CIVs?

Regards .. Subbu

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