Need feedback on simple idea

German Morales germanmorales at
Thu Apr 10 21:11:58 UTC 2003

It seems that Stephane Ducasse wrote:
> Hi
> I would like to know what you would think of the following change in
> Smalltalk.
> We are really in the mood to make some change in the compiler to play
> with the idea
> for our research.
> remove direct access to instance variables a la self

I like Self, so why not?

> Cons:
> 	no private iv anymore

For research purposes you can live with that.
After all in Smalltalk we are used to not having access levels on
methods(public/protected/private like in... ouch!).

Now if you tell me for "real work", it will take me more time to think but
I'd probably answer the same.

German Morales

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