[squeak-dev] Urgent: how to define a global?

Nicolas Cellier nicolas.cellier.aka.nice at gmail.com
Wed Oct 29 22:06:41 UTC 2014

So after some digging i found those questions aimed at resolving failing


If someone can propose partial answers, it will benefit to the environment

2014-10-29 20:21 GMT+01:00 Nicolas Cellier <
nicolas.cellier.aka.nice at gmail.com>:

> I've asked several questions about this a few months ago (dig squeak-dev
> if you wish, i'm in a hurry...)
> No answer.
> You made an effort to comment the classes, but Colin did completely change
> the implementation without updating the comment...
> Now who knows what's in the mind of the conceptor?
> It's like the fresh environment is abandonware...
> 2014-10-29 19:53 GMT+01:00 Chris Muller <ma.chris.m at gmail.com>:
>> Trying to debug a server, need to define a global OrderedCollection
>> "X" which I want to put debugging objects into.  In a workspace, I
>> type:
>> X := OrderedCollection new
>> System asks me to correct or define a global.  I choose to define a
>> global.
>> But I still cannot access X.  It keeps asking me to correct or define
>> a global.  Yippee, great thing to happen at 4am when you just need to
>> debug something!
>> Digging in shows that when I try to access X, it ends up looking in
>> Smalltalk environment 'bindings' IdentityDictionary, but when I
>> defined X, it put the binding #X=>nil into Smalltalk environment
>> 'declarations' only.
>> I don't know what 'declarations' vs. 'bindings' are and I don't care,
>> I just need to be able to define the global, could someone pelase tell
>> me the proper fix?
>>   a) Defining X should put it in 'bindings' instead of 'declarations'?
>>   b) Accessing X should access from 'declarations' instead of 'bindings'?
>>   c) Defining X should put it in BOTH  'declarations' and 'bindings'?
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