Can variableByteSubclasses: have fixed inst vars?!

Andreas Raab raab at isgnw.cs.Uni-Magdeburg.DE
Mon Jun 29 09:34:14 UTC 1998

> The definition is that only pointer classes can have named instance
> variables. The CompiledMethod class is a special, fudged case dating from
> the days when there were a rather limited number of oops available.
> Word or Byte classes are not supposed to have, indeed should not allow,
> named instvars.

Ah! Good to know. Then we should probably adjust Behavior>>variableByteSubclass:...
to complain about it. It's so easy to add named inst vars to these classes
and in Smalltalk everything that's not explicitly forbidden usually works
perfectly (as opposed to say C++ templates ;-))

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