I'm doing a comparison of different languages' support for inheriting instance variables, overriding methods with instance variables, and vice versa. Self's computational core doesn't do "inheritance" of slots, but instead shares them using a delegation-like mechanism. But the Self environment does support some notion of copy-down slots, right? Where can I find out the exact semantics of copy-down? Is there a standard set of rules for what happens if a method slot overrides a copy-down data slot? Or is this just up to the programmer when they set up their module annotations?
Thanks for the info.
-- Craig Chambers