Need feedback on simple idea

Jon Hylands jon at
Thu Apr 10 21:45:52 UTC 2003

On Thu, 10 Apr 2003 17:37:13 +0500 , Adam Spitz
<aspitz at> wrote:

> If this is a goal the
> community is interested in pursuing, I'd be willing to spend some time
> cleaning up methods like this.

Well, personally, I have no interest at all in pursuing this. I very much
like the fact that instance variables are private in Smalltalk.

And no, I'm not a Java/C++ person -- I've never used either language at
all, and I've been using Smalltalk since 1987.

Personally, I think the loss of being able to use instance variable names
as method names more than offsets any increase in apparent simplicity and


   Jon Hylands      Jon at

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