[Newbies] 'locking' an object
bert at freudenbergs.de
Thu Oct 2 18:36:57 UTC 2008
Am 02.10.2008 um 11:25 schrieb Randal L. Schwartz:
>>>>>> "Bert" == Bert Freudenberg <bert at freudenbergs.de> writes:
> Bert> There is no magic in #instVarAt:. It exists merely for helping
> Bert> debugging.
> I meant the primitive it invokes. Encapsulated magic is still magic.
>>> So code would merely have to execute the equivalent of the
>>> primitives behind
>>> #instVarAt: and #instVarAt:put:, and no amount of wrapper class
>>> would help.
> Bert> All you need to do to prevent the debugger from accessing
> Bert> variables is overwriting the methods the debugger invokes.
> Ahh, but a determined outsider could still add methods to the class
> of the
> object on the fly, hand-compiling them if necessary.
How would that outsider get at the class of the object?
> Unless you're now voting for an immutable method dictionary. :)
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