[Newbies] remembering variables

peter h meadows phm at sdf.lonestar.org
Tue Jun 3 03:01:37 UTC 2008

Oh. I'm still very new to smalltalk. It seemed like it would help me to 
understand what's going on. I wanted it to remember everything. E.g if the 
thing is an array it will tell me what has been stored in it. Also, 
wouldn't it help with code completion? If it knows what type of object it 
was in the past it can guess which messages I want to send to it. That 
would be useful.

> peter> Hummm. How much work would it be to add this ability to the browser? And
> peter> roughly how would I go about it? Thanks.
> Because it's not part of a normal development process with smalltalk?
> I don't *care* what types things are, as long as they don't throw
> a "does not understand" error when I call various methods with them.
> What do you think you'll be doing with the knowledge of "the most recent class
> a variable has been assigned"?  How will you use it in your development?

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