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

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Sat May 26 14:06:23 UTC 2007

On May 26, 2007, at 14:50 , mstram wrote:

> What's the trick / catch ... if there is one for invoking a class  
> method from
> a workspace?

"Class methods" in Smalltalk are regular methods, because classes are  
regular objects. Unfortunately the browser gives the impression that  
there are two kinds of methods ...

	MyClass new

simply sends #new to the object MyClass. This is how you invoke a  
"class method".

Remember, anything in Smalltalk is an object. Even classes. There is  
not even a "syntax" to define a class or a method (just like there is  
no syntax for control structures). Everything is accomplished by  
sending messages.

- Bert -

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