Can variableByteSubclasses: have fixed inst vars?!

Tim Rowledge rowledge at
Mon Jun 29 01:23:09 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.

We could fairly easily 'fix' CompiledMethods, with a minor saving in
complexity in various places including the garbage collector.


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