[Newbies] Re: Beginners Digest, Vol 22, Issue 9

Andy Burnett andy.burnett at knowinnovation.com
Mon Feb 11 19:32:23 UTC 2008

@Yoshiki (and everyone else)

Thanks very much for the suggestions about using the self halt and  
dragging onto a workspace - that is very helpful.

The E-Toy Outliner is a small example application - not sure if it is  
in all images. Try searching for Outliner in the classes.  I am hoping  
to extend it so that it can save data to a web server etc. It will be  
an interesting test as my knowledge develops.

I found another solution to getting a handle on an object that was  
dragged from a flap. If I inspect the object and then execute  
something like Temp1 := self  (in the inspector bottom pane), I then  
have a handle on it via a global variable. This also led me to learn  
that Smalltalk removeKey: Temp1 - let's me tidy up the dictionary.

Finally, I have started a blog called

The idea is that it will capture my 'hmms' and 'ahhs' as I go through  
the process. I only mention this in case it is of use/interest to  
other beginners.


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