[Newbies] Private metods as my*?

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Fri Mar 2 01:21:44 UTC 2007

On Mar 2, 2007, at 1:56 , Blake wrote:

> On Tue, 27 Feb 2007 13:24:25 -0800, Bert Freudenberg  
> <bert at freudenbergs.de> wrote:
>> 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 regular image).
>> 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.
> Thanks, Bert.
> So, that's a commonly held value in Smalltalk, i.e., privates  
> should be severely limited if used at all? (I highly incline that  
> way myself.)

Well, usually they are just put in a "private" category. Also, a  
selector like like "setX:" indicates that this is not a generic  
accessor, because that one would be "x:".

- Bert -

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