Need feedback on simple idea
Jecel Assumpcao Jr
jecel at merlintec.com
Thu Apr 10 21:48:33 UTC 2003
On Thursday 10 April 2003 18:11, German Morales wrote:
> It seems that Stephane Ducasse wrote:
> > remove direct access to instance variables a la self
> I like Self, so why not?
Self is my favorite Smalltalk, but simplicity is the result of a
complete package: message sends are used to replace access to instance
variables, arguments, temporaries, class variables, pool variables and
globals variables. If you replace just some of these, then the language
becomes more complex instead of simpler. If you replace all of these,
then having an efficient enough implementation becomes a real problem.
I wouldn't worry about this change making all IVs public, but would
instead add some reasonable namespace mechanism.
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