[self-interest] How is "a slots object" created

Duke Normandin dukeofperl at ml1.net
Wed Feb 9 22:00:11 UTC 2011

On Thu, 10 Feb 2011, Chris Double wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 2:59 AM, Duke Normandin <dukeofperl at ml1.net> wrote:
> > From where? The Self tutorial? Maybe I haven't got that far yet,
> > because I don't recall reading something to that affect.
> In any outliner you'll see a 'E' symbol on the top right, in between
> the '^' and 'X'. This opens an 'evaluator' for that object. In this
> evaluator you can type expressions, run them, and get the results in
> the hand to put somewhere in the world.

You bet! I figured out that "E" stood for "Evaluator" :)

> For example, open the evaluator by pressing 'E'. Type '(| |)' and
> click 'Get it'. You can then drop this empty object somewhere.

This is the part that I was asking about! I have yet to read about
this in the tutorial, or anywhere else.

> You can
> see this in action in a short video I did demonstrating images in
> Self:
> http://www.bluishcoder.co.nz/2009/07/27/displaying-images-with-self.html

I'll take a look! Thanks.

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