[Newbies] Re: How to introspect method instance variables

David T. Lewis lewis at mail.msen.com
Sat Aug 29 15:09:18 UTC 2009

I think that many of us have had experiences similar to this. It is
ironic but true, the more you "know" about computers and languages, the
harder it is to grok Smalltalk the first time. But it's certainly worth
the effort :)


On Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 06:16:25PM -0500, rdmerrio wrote:
> The fact that I would potentially need to hack the compiler to write my 
> little app raised a huge red flag for me, which indicated that I was 
> probably not approaching the problem correctly. I was not reaching 
> Smalltalk ZEN. As such, I approached the issue from a different angle 
> and am happy to say that i accomplished my goal.
> I went from ground zero with Smalltalk to accomplishing my goal in just 
> a few days and am actually quite pleased with the outcome. I have not 
> had the same early success in other languages I have tried ... So i am 
> very pleased with Smalltalk and its development environment.
> >  
> >>So ... all you need to do is hack the Compiler :)
> >>    
> >
> >  And it takes two new methods and four very minor overrides in some
> >subclasses.
> >
> >-- Yoshiki

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