Class Name

Hans-Martin Mosner hmm at
Tue May 24 16:59:54 UTC 2005

Yar Hwee Boon wrote:
> On 24-May-05, at PM 07:51, BELEM Mahamadou wrote:
>> Hello
>> 1) It is possible to call a methode of a class by using a string?
>> Example : myString := 'car'.  /where car is a class name.
>> I want by using myString, call the "run" methode of a object of car :
>> myString run.
> myCar := Car new.
> myCar perform: #run

What Mahamadou tried to achieve is more like this:

myClassName := 'Car'.
myObject := (Smalltalk at: myClassName asSymbol) new.
myObject run

However, this will of course get him into the debugger if there is no class named 'Car' in the system, so for real life
production code there should be some error checking etc.


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