my tiny method is broken......

Jecel Assumpcao Jr jecel at
Wed Jun 20 20:02:27 UTC 2001

On Wednesday 20 June 2001 14:38, Bob Arning wrote:
> The #new method should be on the class side, not the instance side.

This is by far the number one mistake new Smalltalk programmers make. 
An added problem is that while some people will "get it" as soon as you 
point it out to them, others need a lot of explanation before it makes 
sense to them.

The main reason I got interested in Self is because it doesn't have 
this problem. A less radical solution is to make sure all Smalltalk 
courses, introductory textbooks and so on include a good example just 
about this as early as possible.

-- Jecel

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