[Newbies] Overriding methods

Blake blake at kingdomrpg.com
Sun Jan 20 09:45:41 UTC 2008

Hey, all:

	I figure this is a beginner question.

	I get a big warning when I override certain methods. (Class methods?)

	For example, if I want to set up the "contractless" part of my object, I  
do so by overriding #basicNew, and then setting the values that allow the  
instance of the object to function. This seems perfectly normal and  
reasonable, but I get this big warning about how terrible it might be.

	I not even 100% clear on how it could be so terrible beyond that  
particular class. (I guess it's possible in this way to create an object  
that destabilizes the system?)

	Am I doing this wrong/non-optimally? (Maybe I should be overriding #new  
instead of #basicNew, but I get the same dire warning for #new).


P.S. Seeing if this goes through; last message I sent warned me that I  
wasn't on the mailing list.

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