[squeak-dev] Pseudovariables?

Nicolas Cellier nicolas.cellier.aka.nice at gmail.com
Thu Apr 15 01:55:19 UTC 2010

Take a look at Parser.


2010/4/15 Casey Ransberger <casey.obrien.r at gmail.com>:
> This is something I've been fishing through the image for for awhile, and I
> haven't figured it out. I'm going to give in and ask.
> What's a pseudovariable? Does a pseudovariable reference a first class
> object? Is the thing known as true an object, is this a pseudovariable? In
> the comment for True, it says "most of these methods are not sent as real
> messages" and "redefining these methods here will have no effect." I don't
> see prims there, though. Does this confuse other people too?
> What if I had an idea for a new pseudovariable that would change the world.
> Like, if I wanted to create a new pseudovariable and call it 'rosebud';
> where would I put it?
> What if I wanted to introduce a synonym for super, say: mom? :P
> I've been rummaging today trying to figure out where these things live and
> how they work. Any guidance would be much appreciated!

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