[squeak-dev] Questions about parsing and orthogonal constructs....

gi.joe jcmartinez87 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 1 15:35:43 UTC 2010

Hello everyone. I'm new to Squeak, and I chose to do a research paper for
school on it. I have a few questions about the language. My first question
is what components in Squeak can be successfully parsed by the compiler
without necessarily creating a full program. For example, can a blank method
be created? Create variables without using them? etc.

My second question is what constructs in the language are NOT orthogonal.
I'm not sure if there is a different term for this, but basically it means
what constructs cannot be used within a construct of the same type. For
example, can you use a function within a function?

If any help can be provided, I would greatly appreciate it. Some examples
and references to the ANSI Smalltalk Reference Manual would be much
appreciated as well. I was trying to find the ansers in the ANSI manual
haven't had much luck.
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